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Support from Taipei for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Taiwan will join the group of donors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Its support will amount to PLN 1.5 million. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, these funds will be allocated to implementing educational projects devoted to the history of Auschwitz using new technologies.

Orders of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Director of the Museum and the Director of the Education Center

The director of the Auschwitz Museum, Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński and the director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Andrzej Kacorzyk were awarded the Orders of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Italy has increased its support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

The Government of the Italian Republic has decided to increase its support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation by EUR 500,000. “This is proof of our commitment to the conservation of the Memorial, - the Italian ambassador to Poland Aldo Amati wrote.

A new publication dedicated to the fate of Polish foresters in Auschwitz

„Księga Pamięci leśników deportowanych do KL Auschwitz w latach 1940-1944” (“The Memorial Book of Foresters Deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1944”) is the title of the latest publication of the Auschwitz Museum. It summarises the history of about 205 Polish foresters deported to the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In the opinion of the historian at the Bohdan Piętka Research Centre, who analysed the archival documentation, an estimated 170 of these foresters died in this or other concentration camps to which they were transferred.

The Czech support for the conservation of the Memorial

The Czech Ministry of Defence will support conservation work at the Auschwitz Memorial to the tune of 1.3 million koruna (217 thousand zlotys). The amount will be allocated to the project entitled "Preventive conservation work on selected elements of the historical fence of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau".

“Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” exhibition with the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award

The exhibition „Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” prepared jointly by the Spanish company Musealia and the Auschwitz Memorial has received the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award. It is the most prestigious European award in the heritage field. The project was second in Public Choice Award. The awards were presented in a special online ceremony on 10 November 2020.