Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim

Future Events

  • Peace Boat

      12 pazdziernika 2017 r. On 26.09.2017, travellers from the NGO Peace Boat met in the Centre of Dialogue and Prayer with students from the town of Oswiecim.
  • SantEgidio

      28 wrzesnia 2017 r. On the 22th September, over 500 young adults of the Organisation Sant Egidio from 7 different countries Central and Eastern Europe  were guests of the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer.  Before, they had visited the State Museum of Auschwitz Birkenau  as part of the 5th international “European Youth for a world without violence”.
  • Tea Ceremony at the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

      22 wrzesnia 2017 r. The representatives of the Esperantists Association of Beijing and Chinese Tea Association of City for the promotion of the Hangzhou Tea brand visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on 19.09.2017.
  • Consul Mrs. Ursula Maier has visited the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer

    On Tuesday, 19.09.2017 the Consul Mrs. Ursula Maier from the Consulate General of Germany in Krakow has visited the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer.
  • Eight European Workshop

    The Polish Archbishop Wojciech Polak‘s visit in the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer was organised as part of the Eighth “European Workshop on Dealing with the Past of Auschwitz Burdened by Violence” by the Maximilan Kolbe Foundation. During that workshop, the Archbishop held a lecture about “The Role of the Church in the past around Auschwitz”.
  • Ecumenism of Martyrs

    On the occasion of the Jubilee 500 - Anniversary of the Reformation
    the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oswiecim/Auschwitz

    organizes a Conference

    "The Ecumenism of Martyrs"
    April 07-09, 2017

  • 2017-05-11 Peace Boat, Japan

    Study visit in Auschwitz for  Participants of the Global Voyage for Peace and a Nuclear-Free World


    Continuing their tradition of returning to Auschwitz, staff members from Peace Boat Japan organize this visit for some participants from their current Peace Boat voyage. Peace Boat Japan is an anti-nuclear cruise ship which engages its participants in educational seminars related to peace and anti-nuclear activity. Participants sail from Japan on a 100 day world cruise. The visit to Auschwitz is an option offered to participants. Their programme here  includes a Study visit to Museum Auschwitz, meeting with survivor, and an encounter with some senior pupils from Konarski High School, Oswiecim. This meeting with Polish young people is an important encounter as sometimes there are Japanese young people in the group from Hiroshima or Nagasaki.  The young people discover a common relationship with each other as their towns share difficult narratives from WWII. The meeting includes an enjoyable lesson in origami from the Japanese group. Support staff and facilities in Centre for Dialogue and Prayer are included for meetings, reflection and evening processing.

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  • 2017-05-10 School No. 44 from Warsaw , Poland

    Journey to the Places of National Remembrance

    May 10th to 12th

    In May 2017 two groups of students from the School No. 44 from Warsaw will take part in the visit. This school from Warsaw has organized this trip for the past 11 years. The students are from senior classes, and the trip is a part of the patriotic programme in the school.  The aim of the trip is to learn about places of national remembrance, the formation of respect for the history of their own nation and to develop a sense of patriotism. The programme includes: Czestochowa, Wadowice, Krakow, Oswiecim, Pszczyna. Oswiecim is a special place in the history of our country, so a visit to the Memorial Site for the young people from Warsaw is an important point of their trip.

  • 2017-03-24 Diocese Newcastle, UK

    March 24th to 27th

    This is a joint initiative of the Anglican and Roman Catholic dioceses of Newcastle and Hexham, UK. We welcome the group with their organizer for their firth visit to the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer. In 2017 it will be a group of teachers from the Diocese.  Their programme will include a study visit to the camps, workshop and visit to the  Jewish Centre in Oswiecim.

    Support staff and facilities in the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer are included for meetings, reflection and evening processing.

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  • 2017-03-11 IONA College, New York USA

    Study Visit for students from IONA College, New York

    March 11th to 18th

    Continuing her tradition of returning to Auschwitz for a week's Study Tour programme is Prof. Dr Elena Procario-Foley and her students from Iona College, New York. Dr Procario- Foley's programme has developed over the years and now includes guided study visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a series of lectures and workshops in the Museum, the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer, and the Jagiellonian University Krakow. A meeting with a survivor is arranged. Time is spent in the town of Oswiecim and Jewish Centre, at the art exhibition of Marian Kolodziej in Harmeze, and in Wadowice the home town of Pope St John Paul II. The group also participate in Beit Cracow's Erev Shabbat Service. The full week is a Study Abroad course and contributes to the students' degree programme. Dr Procario-Foley is the Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies and Associate professor of Religious Studies at Iona College New York. She is well known in the US for her contributions to Christian-Jewish Dialogue.

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  • 2017-02-13 Maximilian Kolbe Werk , Germany

    International Seminar 2017 for Teachers as well as Trainees               

    Auschwitz in the Classroom

    3. – 17. February 2017 Oświęcim / Auschwitz, Poland


    Maximilian-Kolbe-Werk organizes international advanced vocational training seminars for teachers and trainees since 2013. The five-day seminar in February takes place in Auschwitz under the title “Auschwitz in the Classroom”.

    The project’s objective is to bring teachers and trainees closer to the historic location Auschwitz and through encounters with camp and ghetto survivors, inspire learning in school about the  commemoration of  memory. Furthermore, the project gathers ideas for innovative lessons around the subject of National-Socialism and Holocaust as well as exchanges in an international context.

    Target group: Teachers of different subjects (e.g. history, social sciences, politics, German, ethics & religion) from Germany, Poland and other European countries and also trainees.

     Kooperationspartner Institut für Religionspädagogik und Medienarbeit im Erzbistum Paderborn (IRUM), Deutschland International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust | Państwowe Muzeum AuschwitzBirkenau, Oświęcim, Polen Centrum Dialogu i Modlitwy | Zentrum für Dialog und Gebet, Oświęcim, Polen

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  • 2017-02-08 Scholl of Bishop Lipp Mulfingen, Germany

    Learning from the Past  and Present – Shaping the Future

    February  8th  to 11th  2017


    35 students from Bischof von Lipp School will take part in a study visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau from February 8th to 11 th 2017.  St. Josefspflege is a Catholic organization, since 1854 engaged in social work for children and students.

    On May 9th 1944 a group of 39 children were sent to the Gypsy camp in Auschwitz – Birkenau. The Gypsy Camp (Zigeunerlager) in Birkenau existed until August 2, 1944. On the evening of August 2, approximately 3,000 men, women, and children who were still in the camp were loaded onto trucks and driven to the gas chambers.

    Since 1988, students with teachers from School Bishop Lipp deal with this dark chapter in German history. They began a project "Education after Auschwitz" in collaboration with the Higher School of Social Sciences in Esslingen, whose aim is learning from the past and learning for the present and the future. This project involves youth in seventh grade who begin preparations for the trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau a year in advance.

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  • 2017-02-04 S Hansa Gymnasium Cologne, Germany

    The Truth and only the Truth

    A study trip to Auschwitz and Krakau for the seniors of the Hansa-Highschool  in Cologne. 

    February 4th to 11th 2017                    

    Since 1999 Norbert Grümme travels once every year to Auschwitz, not as an interested historian, but as a teacher, who wants to experience Auschwitz with Polish and German students in the context of a student exchange.

    In 2012 the history teachers from the  Hansa Gymnasium Köln”, a German high school, decided to organize a one-week study trip to Auschwitz and Krakow. Once a year a group of 30 students between 15 and 17 years get the possibility to take part.

    In 2017 during their eight  days in Oswiecim and Krakow  they will deal very closely with the camp complex of Auschwitz-Birkenau and discuss the different facets of “Auschwitz” in different ways. The guided tours through Auschwitz will be intensified by supplementary presentations from the students.

    Full study program organized with visits to Museum Auschwitz,  presentation and Workshop, Jewish Centre in Oswiecim. In Krakow the group will visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory, Old Town and Jewish quarter  Kazimierz.

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  • January 23th to 28th 2017 Maximilian Kolbe Werk /DE

    Auschwitz Close-up 2017

    International Meeting for Future Journalists

    For the seventh time, Maximilian-Kolbe-Werk organizes an International Meeting for future journalists entitled  “Auschwitz Close-up 2017". The project will take place January 23th to 28th 2017  in Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Poland.   

    It targets young people from Germany, Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries

    who are currently undertaking  journalistic training or studying journalism.

    The project is in cooperation with the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim, Poland and the Archdiocese of Freiburg.

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  • 2017-01-12 Stätte der Begegnung e.V , Vlotho, Germany

    Encounters with Auschwitz – Keeping Memory alive

    January 12th  to 16th 2017

    This journey of commemoration has the intention of looking back on this dark chapter of German history and keeping the horror before us. Without any guilt, we want to face the historic responsibility for the crimes committed by the Nazis. In that spirit we want to enquire about political consequences, societal values and civil demeanour in order to bring forward a prejudice-free, humane and democratic union of people across all borders. 

    The STÄTTE DER BEGEGNUNG e.V. was founded in 1951 as an independent self-help Centre for political education. Their services are aimed at teenagers, young adults, women, men, families, elderly retired people, working people in social and other fields of work. Besides seminars, STÄTTE DER BEGEGNUNG e.V also conducts projects.

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Krakowska Fundacja
Centrum Dialogu i Modlitwy
w Oświęcimiu
ul. M. Kolbego 1, 32-602 Oświęcim

tel.: +48 (33) 843 10 00
tel.: +48 (33) 843 08 88
fax: +48 (33) 843 10 01

Education Department: education@cdim.pl
Reception: reception@cdim.pl

GPS: 50.022956°N, 19.19906°E


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