Auschwitz Museum Launches Online Lessons for Visitors

Lessons, in English and Polish, developed to prepare would-be visitors, who increasingly know less and less about the war.

The gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.
The gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.Credit: AP

AP - The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum has launched online lessons to prepare would-be visitors to the memorial site, many of whom today know almost nothing about World War II or Nazism.

The site of the former death camp has seen the number of visitors rise for years, reaching a record 1.5 million last year.

But at the same time museum officials say visitors increasingly know less and less about the war or what happened at Auschwitz, where more than one million people, mainly Jews, were murdered.

The museum announced the online lessons on Tuesday. They are in English and Polish.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Yair Lapid.

Yair Lapid Is the Most Israeli of All

An El Al jet sits on the tarmac at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Thursday, in 2003.

El Al to Stop Flying to Toronto, Warsaw and Brussels

An anti-abortion protester holds a cross in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Roe v. Wade: The Supreme Court Leaves a Barely United States

A young Zeschke during down time, while serving with the Wehrmacht in Scandinavia.

How a Spanish Beach Town Became a Haven for Nazis

Ayelet Shaked.

What's Ayelet Shaked's Next Move?

A Palestinian flag is taken down from a building by Israeli authorities after being put up by an advocacy group that promotes coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis, in Ramat Gan, Israel earlier this month

Israel-Palestine Confederation: A Response to Eric Yoffie