MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Winners of the volunteers award “If Not For Those Ten…”

02-07-2020
On the 73rd anniversary of establishing of the Museum at the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, we are announcing the winners of “If Not for Those Ten…” awards. They go to our volunteers and representatives of institutions supporting voluntary work at the Memorial. Among the winners there are persons from Poland, China, Germany, Pakistan and the USA.

The agreement on doubling German support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation signed in Warsaw

18-06-2020
German support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation doubled from 60 to 120 million euros. The funds are going to come from the subsidies of federal government and German lands. The agreement relating to this decision was signed in Warsaw by Heiko Maas, German Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, Foundation President and Director of the Auschwitz Museum.

80th anniversary of deportation of the first Poles to KL Auschwitz – National Remembrance Day

17-06-2020
June 14th 1940 is considered the date when German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz began its functioning. On that day, the Germans deported from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz camp the group of 728 Poles. Among them were veterans of the September 1939 campaign, members of underground independence groups, high-school and university students, and a small group of Polish Jews. They received numbers 31 to 758.

On 1 July, the Auschwitz Memorial will be re-opened to visitors

17-06-2020
From 1 July, the site of the former German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp will again be open to visitors. Reservations for guided tours, as well as individual entry for the period 1 July - 30 September, can now be made online at visit.auschwitz.org. Visitors will also find new regulations, price list and information for visitors related to the epidemic situation.

Thank you for your solidarity and generosity

13-06-2020
We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have responded to our appeal for financial assistance during the pandemic, which was a challenging time for the Memorial. Your support will facilitate the continuation of some educational, scientific, exhibition and publishing projects.

New online lesson: Poles at Auschwitz

13-06-2020
„Poles at Auschwitz” is a new online lesson prepared by the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Its author is Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, head of the Research Center of the Auschwitz Museum.
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