Cultural Programme

Find out more about upcoming cultural events for the exhibition. Entry to events is free.

The exhibition is designed to be engaging and educational. During its time in Madrid, there will be a programme of cultural events running in parallel. Experts on the Holocaust and survivors of the Nazi camps will help us to understand the reality of what happened based on their own perspectives.

Details of upcoming talks, lectures and activities are provided below.

The legacy of Anne Frank and her Diary
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm


17 de septiembre.

Hora: 19:00 horas 
Dónde: Auditorio de la Fundación Canal, C/ Mateo Inurria, 2, 28036 Madrid
Duración: 90 minutos

Idioma: inglés y castellano, con traducción simultánea.

Entradas: gratuitas disponibles de manera anticipada en el siguiente enlace, hasta agotarse. El mismo día de la actividad habrá un número limitado de entradas disponibles en el acceso al Salón de actos de Canal de Isabel II. Estas se distribuirán a partir de las 18:45 por estricto orden de llegada y hasta agotarse.

Ante la próxima incorporación de diferentes objetos provenientes de la Casa de Ana Frank y relacionados con la niña judía autora del famoso diario “La casa de atrás”, la exposición Auschwitz tiene el placer de acoger esta conferencia impartida por Teresien da Silva, Directora de Colecciones de la Casa de Ana Frank en Ámsterdam, en el marco de su Programa Cultural gratuito.

Durante la misma, repasaremos el legado de Ana Frank y su diario, además de dar a conocer al público los objetos incorporados a la exposición Auschwitz durante su estancia en Madrid.

Ana Frank fue una niña judía que, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, tuvo que esconderse para escapar de la persecución de los nazis. Junto con otras siete personas permaneció escondida en la “Casa de atrás”, en Ámsterdam, donde escribiría su mundialmente famoso diario.

Tras permanecer ocultos durante más de dos, Ana Frank y los demás escondidos en el “anexo secreto” fueron descubiertos y deportados a Auschwitz y otros campos nazis alemanes. De ellos, tan solo el padre de Ana, Otto Frank, sobreviviría a la guerra.

Con más de 30 millones de ejemplares, el diario de Ana Frank se encuentra entre los 10 libros más leídos del planeta.


Evento organizado por:

Anne Frank house




En colaboración con:

Logo Fundación Canal



Previous Cultural Events

Details of previous cultural events for the exhibition.

Picturing Auschwitz, a conference by Paul Salmons

Frequently, what we think that we know about the past is determined by how we process the information in our minds; a conception, very often influenced by or founded in a reduced number of iconic pictures.

But, how precise is the information that those pictures provide?

The Spanish Victims of the Nazi Regime

Between 1940 and 1945, Nazi Germany interned more than 9,000 Spanish republicans exiled in Francein various concentration camps. Fewer than 3,000 survivedthe regime of hunger, illness, forced labour and systematic abuse at the hands of the German SS forces. Many were sent to Mauthausen and other camps like Auschwitz. These were the “Spaniers” of the Third Reich’s concentration camps.

When the Last Witnesses Disappear: How to Preserve the Memory of the Holocaust

Auschwitzremains the world’s biggest cemetery. As the last executioners and witnesses disappear, preserving and spreading its legacy is more important than ever before. Built on the ruins of the largest Nazi camp, Auschwitz–Birkenau Memorial and Museum was founded in 1947 to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.


Sanz Briz’s List: The Spanish Oskar Schindler

In 1944, the year before the end of the Second World War, Hungry was home to Europe’s last surviving Jewish community. However, this changed when the Third Reich began its invasion in March. Over 800,000 Jews who had so far been spared the “Final Solution” were deported to Auschwitz.

At that time, the young Spanish diplomat Ángel Sanz Brizwas in charge of the Spanish legation in Budapest. Acting on his own and despite the huge risks involved, Sanz Briz managed to save over 5,000 Jews from certain death.

The horror of architecture. A conversation with Professor Robert Jan van Pelt.

SS architects played a key role inmaking it physically possibleto commit one of humanity’s most shocking crimes. Their expertise was indispensable in designing and coordinating the construction of the regime’s factories of death, ensuring their functionality and effectiveness. Auschwitz remains one of the best-known examples, with three central camps and more than 40 sub-camps where over 1,110,000 people were killed.

A first-hand account of the Holocaust. Talk by Noah Klieger, Auschwitz survivor.

The story of Noah Klieger(1926, Strasbourg, France) is one of pain, bravery and survival. It is the story of a heroic spirit able to overcome the horrors of the Nazi camps, of a child who succeeded in tricking the ruthless SS soldiers to survive the horrors of the Nazi regime and share his experienceso that such atrocities would never happen again.