Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Plans for Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum


This week the New York Times ran a very interesting article by Michael Kimmelman about plans for updating the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum. The proposal will focus on preserving the camp, putting what happened there into historical context, and doing their best to make sure future generations understand the relevance of what happened there. We’re interested in knowing what our readers who have been there think about this. What could be done better? What should stay the same?

If you have yet to go to Auschwitz, the Museum is planning a mission to Poland this April. It will include time in Warsaw, Krakow, and Oświęcim and will really be a life-changing experience. Click here to find out more.

photo: Cadets and midshipmen visit Auschwitz with the Auschwitz Jewish Center's United States Service Academy Program.

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