On January 27, marking both International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Birkenau, the Auschwitz Jewish Center will unveil its first project with Google Arts & Culture – the online exhibition OSHPITZIN: THE TOWN KNOWN AS AUSCHWITZ.
The new exhibition is available on Google Arts & Culture platform. Through vivid photographs, compelling personal documents, and curatorial insights, the exhibition tells the 400-year history of Oświęcim’s (Yiddish: Oshpitzin) Jewish community. The exhibition can be viewed at this link: www.ajcf.pl/online-exhibition.
Tomasz Kuncewicz, Director of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, said that, “This new exhibit is an important milestone in reaching out to new audiences with the local Jewish history so much overshadowed by the tragedy of Auschwitz and the Holocaust. We are proud that Google joined us in our mission to preserve the memory of Jews who lived in the Polish town of Oświęcim, before it became Auschwitz.”