The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints: Facts and FAQs

Date(s) - March 26, 2017
1:00 PM
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, Baltimore Metro
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The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a public program in conjunction with the exhibit Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity.

The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints: Facts and FAQs

Speaker: Marlene Yahalom, Director of Education, American Society for Yad Vashem

JMM is delighted to welcome Marlene Yahalom, Director of Education of the American Society of Yad Vashem. Ms. Yahalom will speak about the Auschwitz Birkenau blueprints, which are on display in “The Architecture of Murder” section of Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity, now on view in the Samson, Rossetta, and Sadie B. Feldman Gallery.

Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps across Europe, has become synonymous with terror, extermination and the Holocaust. Through this talk we will learn more about the transition from persecution to murder, and the implementation of the Final Solution. Ms. Yahalom will take us through an exploration of the artifacts and blueprints that detail the camp’s construction and that constitute extraordinary documentation for the future and deepen our knowledge about this chapter in history.

This program is included with museum admission.

For more information, contact Trillion Attwood at 44-873-5177 or


Visit the Remembering Auschwitz: History, Holocaust, Humanity exhibit, which includes:

  • A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust revealing 400 years of the vibrant Jewish history of Oświęcim, Poland —the town the Germans called Auschwitz.
  • Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz Birkenau Blueprints developed by Yad Vashem and on loan from the American Society for Yad Vashem, offering visual evidence of the camps themselves.
  • Loss and Beauty: Photographs by Keron Psillas providing a contemporary perspective on the experience of visiting and documenting Auschwitz and other camps today.
  • The Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project, a partnership project with The Human Element Project, featuring collages created by, and in honor of, Holocaust survivors and their loved ones.


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