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 2016, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage allocated a special purpose fund in the amount € 0.1 million to improve the safety of the Memorial Site, € 0.1 million for fire protection of historical objects, € 0.1 million for the organization of pilgrim visits to World Youth Day and € 31 thousand for the project for a New Main Exhibition.
Funds from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation in the amount of € 1.4 million were allocated to the implementation of preservation works in 2016, which focused on the area of the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp. Due to the settlement of the project under the European Commission grant “Auschwitz—Preserving Authenticity—Nine Tasks for the Years 2012‒2015” the Museum received € 0.3 million.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Victims Memorial Foundation has directly supported the activities of ICEAH, the Digital Repository, Archives, Collections, and Preservation in the amount of € 0.1 million. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands finances the implementation of the special Polish-Dutch educational project.
In 2016, the support amounted to € 69 thousand. The financial support from PKO Bank Polski provides for the monitoring of the Internet project “Remember,” which aims to prevent the use of the term “Polish concentration camps” or “Polish extermination camps.”
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:
PAŃSTWOWE MUZEUM AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU W OŚWIĘCIMIU
ul. Więźniów Oświęcimia 20
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
SWIFT CODE: GOSKPLPW
It is also possible to make direct contributions to the Memorial at our website