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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.

Strengthening the Netherlands' support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has announced its decision to donate one million euros to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's Perpetual Fund. The money comes from the budget of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands, in the scope of activities related to war veterans and memory.

Auschwitz Memorial closed at least until the end of June

Museums and cultural institutions in Poland are to reopen starting from May 4th. According to the communication by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, “decision on when, on what conditions and how quickly the institutions are going to reopen, as well as how the procedures connected with ensuring appropriate level of protection for the staff as well as visitors are going to look like, shall be each time made by the director of a given institution in consultation with local sanitary inspector”. The earliest possible date for the reopening of the Auschwitz Museum is the beginning of July.

Events commemorating June 14 with National Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland

Following the request of the Museum, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda took National Patronage over the events commemorating the National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of German Nazi Concentration Camps and Extermination Camps that will take place on 14 June at the Auschwitz Memorial. On that day, 80 years ago, Germans deported from Tarnów the first transport of Poles to the newly created concentration camp.

Thank you for your solidarity and support

We would like to thank for all remarkable gestures of solidarity and support that the Auschwitz Museum is experiencing in the period of forced shut down due to coronavirus epidemic because of which the Memorial is not available for visitors.

The Auschwitz Museum acquires the second part of the archive concerning the Ładoś Group

After nearly two years of negotiations, the Auschwitz Museum acquired original documents of the second part of the so-called Eiss Archive. Among them, one can find several dozen photos of Jews, including famous figures that the group led by Polish Ambassador in Bern Aleksander Ładoś attempted to provide with Latin American documents. Analyses confirmed the authenticity of the collection.