Preserving the authenticity of the Memorial and showing it to visitors from all over the world on an everyday basis involves expenditures that exceed the means of our Museum. This is why, besides our own income and appropriations from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, external funding from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the European Union is so significant for us.

In 2015, special Ministry of Culture and National Heritage funds of € 0,46 million were earmarked were earmarked for a project to install a fire-prevention network in the historical buildings on the grounds of the former camp. Funding from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation to the amount of € 1,2 million was assigned to the Conservation Master Plan, which in 2015 concentrated on the grounds of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. € 46 thousand from the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation was used for the conservation and security of the ruins of gas chambers and crematoria II and III in Birkenau.

Financial assistance from Volkswagen with the support of the International Auschwitz Committee, amounting to € 69 thousand, was allotted primarily to the educational projects of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands supports a special Polish-Dutch educational project. “Auschwitz—Preserving Authenticity—Nine Tasks for the Years 2012-2015,” a direct grant by the European Commission of € 0,48 million, was completed in 2015.

Additionally, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Victims Memorial Foundation gave direct support totaling € 61,500 to underwrite educational activity and the Digital Repository.


The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Memorial imposes an obligation of remembrance and education on future generations throughout the world.

Each institution and every person of good will desirous of helping to bear the burden of maintaining, preserving, and ensuring access to these most eloquent, authentic vestiges of the Holocaust and genocide is requested to contact:

ul. Więźniów Oświęcimia 20
32-603 Oświęcim
Tel. +48 33 844 8003
Fax. +48 33 843 1862

Bank account number: PL 29 1130 1150 0012 1268 9720 0001
Bank  Gospodarstwa Krajowego
ul. Stefana Batorego 14
31-135 Kraków

It is also possible to make direct contributions to the Memorial at our website