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

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Exceptionally difficult year. 502,000 visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2020.

05-01-2021
In 2020, a total of 502,000 people visited the Auschwitz Memorial. It is nearly five times less than a year ago. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the number of visitors to the Memorial in 2020.

Conservation works have been completed on two guard towers at Auschwitz II-Birkenau

30-12-2020
Conservation works have been completed on the second of the historical guard towers at the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Both buildings were damaged in March 2019 by strong gusts of wind. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation financed the works.

76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - announcement

15-12-2020
On 27 January 2021 we will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the commemoration will exceptionally not be held at the Memorial, but in the virtual space.

Support from Taipei for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

14-12-2020
Taiwan will join the group of donors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Its support will amount to PLN 1.5 million. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, these funds will be allocated to implementing educational projects devoted to the history of Auschwitz using new technologies.

Orders of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Director of the Museum and the Director of the Education Center

10-12-2020
The director of the Auschwitz Museum, Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński and the director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Andrzej Kacorzyk were awarded the Orders of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Italy has increased its support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

03-12-2020
The Government of the Italian Republic has decided to increase its support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation by EUR 500,000. “This is proof of our commitment to the conservation of the Memorial, - the Italian ambassador to Poland Aldo Amati wrote.