The legacy of Auschwitz: Remembrance -Awareness-Responsibility - Auschwitz

The legacy of Auschwitz: Remembrance -Awareness-Responsibility

15 November, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Europe/Madrid Timezone
Salón de Actos - Canal de Isabel II
911 12 02 28

Date: November 15th.
Time: 19:00 h.
Where: Canal de Isabel II’s Auditorium, Calle Santa Engracia 125, 28003 Madrid
: 90 minutes

Entrance: FREE. Tickets available here. There will be some limited tickets available in the entry to the event. They will be distributed at the conference’s entry at 18:45, by strict order of arrival, and subject to available seating.

Auschwitz, still today, the site of the largest mass murder in the history of the world. And as the last survivors and perpetrators are disappearing, spreading its legacy has become more crucial than ever.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, created by the Government of Poland in 1947, leads this mission through education, dissemination and historical research and conservation of the vestiges of the largest of the German Nazi concentrationforced labor and extermination camps.

During this lecture conducted by prominent members of their historical, collections and press departments we will learn more about the challenges that the Memorial, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, faces every day.


Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, a historian, since 2008 the head of the Research Center of the Auschwitz Memorial. The expert on the history of Auschwitz III-Monowitz, author of “The histories of Auschwitz IG Farben Werk Camps 1941-1945”. In his recent research he focused on the beginnings of extermination at the German Nazi Auschwitz camp, as well as the development of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Expert advisor to Musealia responsible for verification of historical content of the Auschwitz Exhibition.


Anna Odi has worked in the Museum since 1975. She is a documentalist at the Collections of the Auschwitz Memorial. Her daily work involves cataloguing and researching stories of numerous authentic objects and artworks preserved at the Memorial. A daughter of Józef Odi, an Auschwitz survivor who after the war discovered under the floor of one of the mens hospital barracks a sketchbook with drawing made in the camp by an anonymous author. 


Paweł Sawicki, a journalist, a press officer and educator at the Auschwitz Memorial. In the Museum he is responsible for social media as well as contacts with journalist. The author of a photo album “Auschwitz-Birkenau. The place where you are standing…” comparing historical images taken by the SS at Auschwitz in 1944 with the contemporary site of the Memorial. He was involved from the first stages of the Auschwitz exhibition as special liaison to Musealia and coordinator of the project on the Museum side.