Through Their Eyes: Images from AJC Alumni

By Natasha Doyon, AJC Fellow 2019 As an artist, one of the ways I processed the sacred sites we visited throughout the Fellowship was through painting. This watercolor was done on the bus from small towns back to Krakow. Who hid in these forests and sought shelter? The beauty of the natural landscape was shrouded … Continued

Volunteer Profile: Jane Batina

Each year, the Auschwitz Jewish Center (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 Yevheniia (Jane) Batina, whose hometown is Kharkiv, Ukraine. We’re … Continued

A Window into 1950s Polish Jewish Life

By Frankee Lyons, 2018 AJC Fellow What can we learn about history from the story of one family? The story of Salomon and Regina Kupperman is told through artifacts displayed at the Auschwitz Jewish Center’s (AJC) Jewish Museum in Oświęcim and through the museum’s online exhibition Nowe Życie (New Life). By placing these documents in … Continued

Artifact Spotlight: Ner Tamid

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. This Ner Tamid (Hebrew: eternal light) was donated in honor of Pesach Hollander, the owner of … Continued