On the 19th May Remembrance Museum director Dorota Mleczko presented the function and accomplishments of this institution at a forum of UNESCO WHC/ICOMOS (World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites) advisory body.
The topic of the forum was memorial sites connected with the former Nazi German camp KL Auchwitz-Birkenau. The aim of the online day gathering led by representatives of the National Heritage Board of Poland and the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport was to raise issues connected to dialogue between stakeholders associated with memorial sites, educational programmes to increase society’s awareness of the history of these sites as well as the best use of world heritage in dialogue and discussion with stakeholders.
International representatives of the WHC/ICOMOS advisory body listened with great interest to Dorota Mleczko’s presentation of the development of the Remembrance Museum, provoking many questions by the experts there.
“It is worth highlighting that the renovation works and adaptation of the future HQ of the Remembrance Museum at the 100-year-old Lagerhaus building are all going according to plan. At the same time, statutory activities of the museum are being undertaken, i.e. collection of photographs, documents and artefacts as well as the video recording of eye-witness accounts showing the selfless attitudes of those local area residents who rendered aid to KL Auschwitz prisoners. They already form a substantial resource in our collections,” said Dorota Mleczko.
Representatives of the WHC/ICOMOS advisory body were invited to the opening of the Remembrance Museum which is planned for 2022.
Dorota Mleczko was joined by Teresa Jankowska, full-time member of the Oświęcim District Board.
Photo: from left: Teresa Jankowska, District Board member, Dorota Mleczko, Remembrance Museum Director and Aleksandra Bibrzycka, Remembrance Museum Staff Member.