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MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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A capital of trust, cooperation and friendship. 10 years of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

09-12-2019
On December 6, at the Jewish Historical Institute, a ceremonial meeting was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. The mission of the Foundation, established in 2009, is to preserve all authentic remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To this end, with the support of 38 countries and individuals, the Foundation creates and manages the Endowment Fund, and uses the resulting proceeds to finance the preservation of the Memorial Site.

Chancellor of Germany and Prime Minister of Poland at the Memorial for 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

06-12-2019
The fact that German support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation celebrating the 10th anniversary of its creation doubled from 60 to 120 million euros was announced at the Auschwitz Memorial by Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. On December 6, Merkel visited together with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the site of former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.

Record attendance and change of terms of booking from January 2 – personal entry cards for all visitors

03-12-2019
The number of visitors to the Auschwitz Memorial has already exceeded the record attendance of 2018. Then, the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz was visited by 2 million 152 thousand people from all over the world.

Over one million followers of the Auschwitz Memorial on social media

25-11-2019
Over a million people from all over the world follow social media profiles of the Auschwitz Memorial Site on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Thanks to sharing the posts published by the Museum, facts from the history of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz reach dozens million people.

27 January: It is difficult to be anywhere else on this day

22-11-2019
King and Queen of the Netherlands, King of Spain, presidents of Germany, Israel, Poland and Switzerland and prime minister of Greece are the first confirmed heads of state delegations who will take part in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on January 27, 2020.

Together with Survivors – January 27th all over the world!

19-11-2019
Each and every Auschwitz survivor will be welcome during commemorative events of the 75th anniversary of liberation of the camp on January 27, 2020. However, we are aware of the fact that, due to various reasons, not everyone will be able to be present at the Memorial. This is why the events commemorating the anniversary will be broadcasted live online and available free of charge to everyone. It will also be possible to follow the entire ceremony – apart from TV channels – on YouTube and Museum profiles on social media.