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We know increasingly more about the prisoners of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz on 14 June 1940

Before the 80th anniversary of the deportation of the first transport of Poles to the German Auschwitz camp, the Auschwitz Memorial Archive published an updated list of prisoners transported from Tarnów on 14 June 1940. According to the latest findings, out of the 728 prisoners deported, 325 survived the war, 292 perished, while the fate of 111 is unknown to date.

Appeal for financial support for the Auschwitz Memorial

The period of the pandemic is exceptionally difficult for the Auschwitz Memorial that has been closed to visitors since March 12 and hence deprived of its primary source of financing. Therefore, we wish to ask everyone for whom the preservation of Memory is important for financial support to allow us to continue with numerous educational, research, exhibition, and publishing projects.

Safety during the pandemic – innovative sanitation gate for visitors installed at the Auschwitz Museum

Ensuring the safety of Memorial visitors and staff constitutes one of the most important tasks in the reality of COVID-19 pandemic. After the reopening of the Museum for visitors, one of the elements aiming at minimizing the risk of spreading of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as well as other viruses and bacteria which can be brought inside for example on clothes is constituted by a special sanitation gate which was installed in front of the entrance to the Museum.

Conservators constantly discover new traces of the history of Auschwitz

Thanks to conservation works conducted within the Memorial, the objects – traces of people and their tragic stories in German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp – are constantly discovered.

Possibility to visit the Auschwitz Memorial on May 30 and 31

The Auschwitz Memorial will be temporarily open to individual visitors on May 30th and 31st. The rules of a visit have been adjusted to new sanitary requirements. Former camp site will be open for visitors from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. for a tour without an educator, only after prior e-mail registration.

80th Anniversary of the First Transport of Poles to Auschwitz - 14 June 1940

On 14 June 1940, Germans deported a group of 728 Poles from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Among them were soldiers of the September campaign, members of the underground independence organizations, secondary school pupils and students, as well as a small group of Polish Jews. The received numbers from 31 to 758.