Exposición Aushchwitz - Agenda Cultural

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 Malmö, Sweden, visit Malmö, Malmö City Library in collaboration with Nordic Exhibitions, is holding a series of talks on the subject Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The program is part of “Öppna Malmö”, the city of Malmö’s initiative to raise issues of racism and inclusion.

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.

All events will be broadcast live and recorded. Here you will find details of upcoming talks, lectures and activities.

Auschwitz: historia, symbol och betydelse

Pawel Sawicki from Auschwitz Memorial talks about the history, symbol and meaning of Auschwitz. Also, about the different aspects and challenges of his and the Memorial’s mission.

Auschwitz is not only a memorial site. It is also an essential part of our civilization. The word “Auschwitz” has become a universal symbol and a warning for humanity. With the passing of the last survivors, the role of the authenticity of the historical space and all preserved objects is getting stronger and stronger. 

The Auschwitz Memorial created in 1947 is one of the most recognizable institutions in the world. The mission of the Memorial covers many different aspects linked with commemoration, education and conservation. In the contemporary world it reaches far beyond the historical site. 

The Memorial uses new technologies, internet and social media to build a global outreach and create a community of remembrance around the world. It also reached new audiences thanks to projects like the “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away” exhibition that is now presented in Malmö. The lecture discusses different aspects and challenges of the mission of the Memorial.

Paweł Sawicki is a press officer and an educator of the Auschwitz Memorial. He is responsible for the social media activity of the Memorial that is followed on different platforms by over 1,5 million people. He is the editor-in-chief of the monthly online magazine Memoria and coordinator of the “Auschwitz. Not far away. Not long ago” exhibition project at the Memorial. Sawicki is also co-author of the “On Auschwitz” podcast and author of the album “Auschwitz-Birkenau. The place where you are standing…” that compares 1944 images from Auschwitz II-Birkenau with the authentic site of the Memorial today.

Roma-holocaust og den manglende anerkendelse

Föreläsning och samtal om Förintelsen av romer med representanter från Romskt informations- och kunskapscenter (RIKC) och Malmö stads råd för den nationella minoriteten romer.

RIKC, som RIKC tillhör kulturförvaltningen i Malmö stad, tar med oss på en resa genom romsksvensk och romskeuropeisk historia med Förintelsen i fokus. De visar på de konsekvenser som avsaknaden av ett erkännande av den romska Förintelsen inneburit. Ett erkännande som kom först på sent 1980-tal. RIKC tar oss även in i nutid för att undersöka hur romska livsvillkor ser ut idag kopplat till nationell minoritetslagstiftning. De berättar även om sitt eget arbete och om vikten av att arbeta på såväl individuell, strukturell som diskursiv nivå gällande frågor om mänskliga rättigheter.

Representanterna från Malmö stads romska råd väver under föreläsningen in sina egna personliga erfarenheter och berättelser kopplade till den romska Förintelsen. Hur kan dessa historier påverka än idag?


Details of previous cultural events for the exhibition.

We continue talking about the Holocaust

When the voices of the eyewitnesses of the Holocaust soon fell silent, children and grandchildren of the survivors instead took on the task of telling about the Holocaust. But what is it like to go out and tell about your own parents ‘or grandparents’ experiences during the Holocaust?

Violeta Friedman and her fight for tolerance and remembrance

Almost 40 years after surviving the Holocaust in January 1945 Violeta Friedman broke her silence to speak up against those who tried to deny the Holocaust, with the aim of spreading awareness of the horrors committed in Auschwitz and the dangers of forgetting how it came to exist.

Tribute Concert to the Victims of the Holocaust

Concert in tribute to the victims of the Holocaust by the duo formed by Pilar Angulo, piano, and Emilio Sánchez Vázquez, violin. This recital was a musical tour through the Germany of the Second World War and focused on three Jewish authors who had to flee from the Nazis: the violinist Fritz Kreisler; Kurt Weill and Ernst Bloch.

The legacy of Anne Frank and her diary

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who, during World War II, went into hiding to escape persecution of the Nazis. Together with seven other people, she lived in the “Secret Annex” for more than two years, where she wrote her well-known diary “Diary of a Young Girl”.
Anne Frank and the others were arrested and deported to Auschwitz and other German Nazi camps in 1944. Only Ana’s father, Otto Frank, survived the war.

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.

Irena Sendler. Conserving humanity in inhumane times

During Nazism, 400,000 people were crowded into the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw. Without food or health care, its inhabitants were condemned to a certain death. A reality against which the Polish nurse Irena Sendler rebelled, risking her own life to save almost 2500 children of the ghetto. Elzbieta Ficowska was one of these children who managed to escape the horror thanks to the generosity of this Polish nurse.

Talk by Marian Turski, Auschwitz survivor

During the spring of 1943, men, women and children exhausted by hunger in the Warsaw ghetto took up arms against “the final solution” and their deportation to the death camps, containing the siege of Hitler’s troops during 27 days. This is the most well-known uprising against the Nazis, although the resistance to the Holocaust occurred in multiple forms and places; a reality that the survivor Marian Turski explores in this conference.

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.