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Prior to the Holocaust, Oswiecim was a Polish town and the majority of its citizens were Jewish. The Auschwitz Jewish Center was established in order to rebuild a Jewish cultural, spiritual, and educational center in Oswiecim. It is a non-governmental organization that aims to serve as a guardian of Jewish memory, as well as to educate the public about the Holocaust.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center

Address: (Oswiecim Office)The Auschwitz Jewish Center
Pl. Ks. J. Skarbka 5
32-600 Oświęcim
Tel: +48 (33) 844 7002
Fax: +48 (33) 844 7003



The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute focuses on the study of the history and culture of Polish Jews. It is the largest depository of Jewish-related archival documents, books, journals, ritual and art objects. The preservation allows for research, education and awareness of the history that Poles and Jews shared to help overcome stereotypes.

Żydowski Instytut Historyczny

Address: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
00-090 Warszawaul. Tlomackie 3/5
Tel: +22 827 92 21
Fax: +22 827 83 72

The Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau offers guided tours of the site.  In addition, the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust conducts educational activities based on research, archival documents and museum collections.

Miejsce Pamieci i Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Address: Miejsce Pamieci i Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20 Oswiecim
Tel: +48 33 843 21 33
Fax: +48 33 843 19 34


The Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre is a municipal cultural institution engaged in fostering an awareness of Lublin's rich multicultural history and developing a deeper sense of local identity and tolerance for other cultures. The center’s activities refer to the symbolic and historical significance of its location, the Grodzka Gate, which was once a passage from the Christian to the Jewish part of the city, as well as to the history of Lublin as a place where various cultures, traditions and religions once met.

Ośrodek “Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN”

Address: Ośrodek “Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN”
20-112 Lublin,
Grodzka 21
Tel: +48 81 532-58-67
Fax: +48 81 534-61-10




The CODN: National In-Service Teacher Training Center/ Osrodek Rozwoju Edukacji (ORE), a state-funded agency of the Ministry of National Education and Sport, supports the development of a national system of teacher training in line with state educational policies including providing professional support for Holocaust educators.

Osrodek Rozwoju Edukacji

Address: Osrodek Rozwoju Edukacji
Aleje Ujazdowskie 28
00-478 Warszawa
Tel: +22 345 37 00
Fax: +22 345 37 70



The government of Poland has established a national human rights body to deal more widely with human rights issues of its citizens.

All Member States including Poland are required, according to the European Community's Racial Equality Directive of 2000, to designate “National Equality Bodies” for the promotion of equal treatment of citizens.

Furthermore, the Equal Treatment Bodies are expected to provide

independent assistance to the victims of discrimination,

conduct surveys and studies,

and publish independent reports and recommendations.

The Office of the Human Rights Defender also acts as the National Equality Body for Poland with the same address as above.

Office of the Human Rights Defender

Aleja Solidarności 7700 - 090 Warsaw
Tel: + 48 22 55 17 700





An NGO which is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding between nations.

Foundation for mutual understanding between nations “ANKRA”

P.O. Box 113
00-959 Warszawa 30
Tel: + 48 22 839 90 23


The Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) is a NGO working for the equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Campaign Against Homophobia – KPH

ul. Zelazna 68
00-866, Warszawa
Tel: + 48 606 255 036



Human Rights Defender

Amnesty International Poland

Piękna 66 a lokal 2 1 piętro
Warszawa 00-672 PL
Tel: + 48 22 827 6000



Historical Museum of the City of Kraków


Historical Museum of the City of Kraków

Rynek Główny 35
31-011 Krakow, Poland
Tel: +48 (12) 422 32-64
Fax: +48 12 422 32 64


Human Rights Defender is the constitutional authority forlegal control and protection. In his activities, the Defender is integral and independent from other state authorities.
The Defender acts pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the Human Rights Defender Act of 15 July 1987. The Defender is appointed by the Sejm and approved by the Senate for a 5 -year term of office.
The Human Rights Defender safeguards human and civic freedoms and rights specified in the Constitution and other legal acts. In order to fulfill this task the Defender investigates whether actions undertaken or abandoned by the entities, organizations or institutions obliged to observe and implement human and citizen rights and freedoms have not led to infringement of the law or the principles of social coexistence and justice, and undertakes appropriate measures.
Human Rights Defender is assisted by the Office of the Human Rights Defender.

Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection

Aleja Solidarnosci 77
00-090 Warsaw, Poland
Tel:  +48 22 551 77 00
Fax: +48 22 827 64 53








The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is based in Warsaw, Poland. It is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and rule of law.

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

Aleje Ujazdowskie 19
00-557 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 520 06 00
+48 22 520 06 00
Fax: +48 22 520 06 05


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