“Gift of Remembrance”

Alexander Van der Bellen honored by the International Auschwitz Committee

Van der Bellen

On Janury 30th the President of Austria, Mr. Alexander Van der Bellen, hosted a delegation of the International Auschwitz Committee, the International Youth Meeting Centre and Austrian Holocaust-Survivors at the Hofburg in Vienna.

Presidium of the IAC

meets in Berlin
MKO Berlin

From the 8th-10th of November the presidium of the International Auschwitz Committee gathered in Berlin for a meeting.

Roma Genocide

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On August 2nd 2017 a ceremony took place in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liquidation of the so-called “Gypsy Camp”. For this occasion – apart from a delegation of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma- survivors of the camp, representatives of the polish state, ambassadors and members of Sinti & Roma associations from different countries, as well as a delegation from the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oswiecim/Auschwitz came to Birkenau.


of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz

77. rocznica pierwszego transportu

On the 14th of June an IYMC delegation took part in celebrations commemorating the 77th anniversary of the first transport of Poles to the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

Young leaders

at the RYLA seminar

Today we hear a lot about the things, that divide us in Europe. The participants of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award seminar under the title “Set Piers – Build Bridges” met on 10th-14th May in Frankfurt (Oder) to discuss what unites us in Europe and how the European community should develop in the face of current challenges.

Light in the Darkness

A trilateral dance theatre workshop
Wolfsburg 2017

From the 5th until the 11th of December the young people from Oświęcim participated in the second part of the Polish-German-Ukrainian dance theatre project “Light in the Darkness”. This time the group visited Wolfsburg and showed their play at the Antifa-Woche festival, organized by the IG Metall Wolfsburg.

General Assembly

„I don’t want our past to become the future of our children“
Walne zgromadzenie MKO

These were the words which the President of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC), Mr. Roman Kent (New York), addressed to the participants of the General Assembly of the International Auschwitz Committee, which took place at the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oswiecim/Auschwitz (IYMC) from August 29th-30th.

International Dance Theatre

„Light in the Darkness”

Summer is the time of sunny weather, good mood, travelling, new interesting acquaintances and experiences. And all this one could surely find in the international project “Light in the Darkness”, organized on 22nd -29th July by the International Youth Meeting Centre in cooperation with Tanzendes Theater e.V. from Wolfsburg (Germany), Students’ sports club “Jocker” by the Complex of Secondary Schools Nr 1 in Oświęcim, and Gymnasium-Boarding School-Dance School „Prolisok” in Kropyvnytskyi (Ukraine).

We say goodbye to a friend

Richard Pyritz

The workers and friends of the International Youth Meeting Centre mourn for Dr Richard Pyritz, who passed away on 12th Mai in Lübeck.

Showing of the film

“My Friend the Enemy”, Director Wanda Kościa
My Friend the Enemy

Today, on April 7th, the IYMC organized an intergenerational meeting around Wanda Kościa’s documentary “My Friend the Enemy”, where we discussed the issues of shaping memory of tragic past events and remembering without hatred. The film documents a trip of the Polish survivors of the Volhynia massacre to the Volhynia territories in search of the families of the Ukrainians, who were saving them.

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