Seeking Silence in Auschwitz

By Katy Matello, 2018 AJC Fellow When a person studies history, one of their many aspirations is to be able to visit various sites relevant to the event, historical figure, or time period. For scholars of the American Civil War, Gettysburg National Military Park is likely high on their agenda. Those who study the Italian … Continued

Volunteer Profile: Rieke Csutor

Each year, the AJC welcomes volunteers and interns from around the world. Many young people from countries neighboring Poland serve on behalf of the Holocaust Memorial Service, an alternative experience to mandatory military service. This question and answer conversation is with our volunteer Frederike (Rieke) Csutor, whose hometown is Berlin, Germany. We’re very glad that … Continued

Artifact Spotlight: Henryk Enoch’s Notebooks

The Auschwitz Jewish Center is home to an extensive collection of artifacts that preserves the memory of Jewish life in Oświęcim. In each issue of our newsletter, we feature one artifact in our collection, managed by Dr. Artur Szyndler. For the Spring 2019 issue, we are featuring Henryk Enoch’s notebooks from the 1940-1941 school year. … Continued

History that is Hard to Forget: Remembrance of the Civil War and Holocaust Era

By Abigail Costea, 2018 American Service Academies Program participant and first-class cadet at the United States Air Force Academy The debate regarding Confederate statues and memorials is one that has risen to the forefront of American society in recent years. In the United States, the issue of removing Confederate statues is complex and unfortunately there … Continued

Volunteer Profile: Marcus Rois, 2018

Each year, the AJC welcomes volunteers and interns from around the world. Many young people from countries neighboring Poland serve on behalf of the Holocaust Memorial Service, an alternative experience to mandatory military service. This question and answer conversation is with our volunteer Marcus Rois, whose hometown is Vienna, Austria. We’re very glad that Marcus … Continued

Artifact Spotlight: Liquor Awards

The AJC is home to an extensive collection of artifacts that preserves the memory of Jewish life in Oświęcim. In each issue of our newsletter, we feature one artifact in our collection, managed by Dr. Artur Szyndler. For the winter 2018 issue, we are featuring awards received by the Jacob Haberfeld’s Steam Vodka and Liquor Factory … Continued

On the Grounds of Treblinka

The memorial on the grounds of Treblinka is overwhelming. Large stones are scattered throughout the grass within the forest, some bearing the names of Polish towns from which the victims of Treblinka were deported. After overcoming the initial awe this powerful space inspires, I noticed “Chmielnik” carved into one of the stones. We had just … Continued

AJC Volunteer Profile

Each year, the AJC welcomes volunteers and interns from around the world. Many young people from countries neighboring Poland serve on behalf of the Holocaust Memorial Service, an alternative experience to mandatory military service. This question and answer conversation is with our volunteer Oksana Naumchuk, whose hometown is Zhytomyr, Ukraine. We’re very glad that Oksana chose to work … Continued

Reflections: 2017 Auschwitz Jewish Center Annual Alumni Journal

We are proud to release the third publication of Reflections, the AJC’s Annual Alumni Journal.   The Auschwitz Jewish Center is operated by the Museum in Oświęcim, Poland. For additional blog entries by and about the Auschwitz Jewish Center, please visit: https://mjhnyc.org/tag/ajc. All Winter 2017 newsletter articles are found here.