The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC), a Polish satellite location of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is the only Jewish presence remaining in the vicinity of Auschwitz. Since 2000, the Center has preserved Jewish memory in the town of Oświęcim and educated about the contemporary dangers of antisemitism and other forms of prejudice.
In November 2020, the Museum honored the AJC’s 20th anniversary with a special program exploring the rich Jewish history of Oświęcim. Watch here.
Join us for the second program in the Center’s 20th anniversary series, which will explore the Center’s commemoration efforts in Oświęcim and their impact on descendants of the town’s Jewish residents. The program will feature Barbara Posner, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor from Oświęcim, and Shlomi Shaked, the grandson of another survivor from Oświęcim, who have both reconnected with the town over the past two decades.
Please consider making a $20 contribution in recognition of the Auschwitz Jewish Center’s 20th anniversary and in support of its next 20 years.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.