7/8 Special Lecture Lessons from Auschwitz Takeshi Nakatani Official Guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Mr. Takeshi Nakatani, Official GUide at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Mr. Takeshi Nakatani was born in 1966 in Hyogo Prefecture. He first heard about Auschwitz at a lecture when he was in elementary school, and he made his first visit there as a college student. He began work with a hospital bed manufacturer, but resigned after three years. In 1992, he received permanent residency status in Poland, and in 1997 passed the examination to be a tour guide. He guides some 300,000 Japanese visitors every year. He has authored books such as Auschwitz Hakubutsukan Annai (A Guide to the Auschwitz Museum) published by Gaifusha, and Horokosuto wo Jisedai ni Tsutaeru (Telling the Next Generation about the Holocaust), published by Iwanami Shoten Publishers.