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

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To date, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has supported preservation efforts at the Memorial with over PLN 100 million.

25-01-2023
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has already donated more than PLN 100 million for conservation efforts to preserve authenticity at the Auschwitz Memorial. The Foundation, established in 2012, manages the Endowment Capital, which has already grossed more than €175 million.

78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, 27 January 2023 - announcement

24-01-2023
On 27 January 2023 we will commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The event will be held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The entire event will be streamed live online.

“Auschwitz Bauleitung. Designing a Death Camp.” New English-Polish publication of the Museum

23-01-2023
“Auschwitz Bauleitung. Designing a Death Camp” is the new English-Polish publication of the Museum written by the director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński. It shows a harrowing depiction of Auschwitz camp, functioning as “machine of death” and designed in great detail.

A new online lesson about the history of the subcamps system of the Auschwitz camp

20-01-2023
A new online lesson of the Museum is devoted to the history of subcamps of the Auschwitz camp complex. It was created by Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, the head of the Museum Research Center.

A new perspective of Museum historians on the expansion of the Auschwitz camp

18-01-2023
"The Expansion of KL Auschwitz 1942-1945 in the Light of the Source Materials", the new English-Polish publication of the Museum, tells us—through an analysis of documents, many of which never published—about the process of development of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The authors of the publication are historians of the Museum Research Centre: Igor Bartosik, Łukasz Martyniak and Piotr Setkiewicz.

1 million 184 thousand people visited the Memorial in 2022

04-01-2023
In 2022, over 1 million 184 thousand people visited the Memorial. Although a considerable increase compared to the previous two years, it is worth remembering that in the period before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum welcomed more than two million visitors a year.