MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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2 million 152 thousand visitors at the Memorial in 2018

04-01-2019
In 2018, 2 million 152 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration and Holocaust camps under the care of the Museum. It is about 50,000 more than in the record-breaking 2017.

The grand anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz next year

03-01-2019
The year 2019 at the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum will be primarily dedicated to preparations for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, which will be commemorated on 27 January 2020. A special team at the Museum responsible for the organization of this unique event will commence work right after the January commemoration of the 74th anniversary.

Researching names of Auschwitz prisoners thanks to remote access to International Tracing Service Archives

04-12-2018
Thanks to the two-year research project implemented by the Auschwitz Museum and the International Tracing Service (ITS), a research shall be conducted for sets of documents from different concentration camps, including Buchenwald and Mauthausen, stored in the ITS archive in Germany.

74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - announcement

30-11-2018
The event commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz will take place on 27 January 2019, on the premises of the Auschwitz Memorial. The visual symbol of the anniversary will be a painting by an Auschwitz survivor Jerzy Adam Brandhuber „Arrival of a transport to the unloading ramp”.

8th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

08-11-2018
Representatives of the donor countries supporting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Endowment Fund met on 26 October in Warsaw for the 8th session of the International Committee. The meeting was held at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

International conference "Archiving digital data of victims of Nazism"

08-11-2018
More than 50 experts from 28 institutions and 15 countries involved in databases of World War II victims, met on 10-12 October to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in creating digital tools to intensify research and scientific analyses on victims of genocide during the II World War.
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