The State Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum provides a full Internet service in English and Polish. In particular we recommend pages dedicated to the history of the former Nazi concentration camp, the organization of visits to the Memorial and a series of educational programmes.

For the convenience of users from all over the word we also provide basic information about Auschwitz in more than a dozen languages.

Basic information on Auschwitz in English

In order to open the downloaded file you will need a program permitting you to view it in PDF format e.g. free Adobe Reader which is available from this website.

Printed versions of the folder ‘Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Past and the Present’ are also available. Copies may be bought from the official Auschwitz Museum e-bookstore.

Please also visit us on Facebook where selected information about Auschwitz is translated into various languages by volunteers from all over the world.


Materials which belong to the Museum may be used free-of-charge exclusively for non-commercial and strictly educational purposes, on condition that the source is indicated as: ‘’. A necessary condition is the exclusive use of the above materials for projects and ventures which do not violate the good name of the victims at Auschwitz.