Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim

The Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim was founded for all those who were touched by what happened in the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Meetings with former prisoners and direct contact with the history of World War II are the basis of our educational activities.
We create place of dialogue between people and nations of various cultures and religious beliefs.
We provide a place of tranquility and rest, we offer meals and accommodation.
International and interreligious meetings, retreats, seminars, conferences, meditations, prayers and reflections are an important dimensions in the life of the Centre.

11th European Workshop

From August 11-16, 2020 at the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim for the eleventh time the European workshop "On Dealing with the Past of Auschwitz Burdened by Violence" organized by the Maximillian Kolbe Foundation from Germany was held. The Foundation was established 13 years ago by the Episcopates of Germany and Poland. In the preamble to the founding act, one of its objectives highlights reconciliation efforts based on the power of memory.

2020-04-04 Way of the Cross Meditation in Auschwitz-Birkenau

For many years we have been inviting you to meditate on the Way of the Cross on the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp on the Saturday before Palm Sunday. But this is not possible this year. Here is the link to the text of this meditation (in many languages: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, NL, PL, RU, SK). We invite you to private prayer.

The title of Person of Reconciliation 2018 to Sister Michèle

The Polish Council of Christians and Jews
had the honour of inviting to the ceremony
of awarding the title of
Person of Reconciliation 2018
to Sister Michèle
from the Community of Grandchamp

The Ceremony took place on August 4, 2019
at the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim

Students Meet Politicians In Auschwitz

On the 7th October 2019, a delegation of the Parliament in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany, consisting of the President Andre Kuper (CDU), the Vice-President Carina Gödecke (SPD), the Vice-President Angela Freimuth (FDP) , the Vice-President Oliver Keymis and the Managing Director Dorothee Zwiffelhoffer, as well as the Consultant for Memorial Culture Dr. Matthias Schreiber, came to visit the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim. Their program included a visit to the former Nazi German concentration and Extermination camp Auschwitz 1 where they laid a wreath in remembrance of the victims. They also went to the Jewish Centre in the town and saw the last remaining synagogue. In the evening, the delegation met with groups of students from Bestwig and Werne who had accompanied them throughout the day. Many questions and opinions were exchanged which led to interesting discussions within the groups.






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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