On 26 and 27 November 2022, the Natolin students of the David Sassoli promotion engaged in a two-day study visit to the Former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The tour commenced on Saturday 26 November with an Introduction to the History of KL Auschwitz (a dedicated, tailor-made guided tour of the former KL Auschwitz I), for which the students were divided into 6 groups and had a unique chance to visit the so-called "reserve" blocks, kept unchanged since the liberation of the camp and opened for selected study groups only. Thereafter, the visit continued with a dedicated presentation on the Characteristic of the Archival Resource – offered by Mr Szymon KOWALSKI from the Archives Department of the Museum. This was followed by another tailor-made presentation on Media Policy Challenges, conducted by Mr Paweł SAWICKI, of the Museum's Press Office.
The second day of the tour commenced with a guided study visit to the Former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The final event of the visit featured a presentation and discussion Freeze in Time – Preserve for the Future, a unique insight into the challenges of preserving the authentic buildings and material objects kept at the Museum, provided by Ms Margrit BORMANN from the Preservation Department of the Museum.
You may find the photo gallery documenting the visit below: