MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Possibility to visit the Auschwitz Memorial on May 30 and 31

23-05-2020
The Auschwitz Memorial will be temporarily open to individual visitors on May 30th and 31st. The rules of a visit have been adjusted to new sanitary requirements. Former camp site will be open for visitors from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. for a tour without an educator, only after prior e-mail registration.

80th Anniversary of the First Transport of Poles to Auschwitz - 14 June 1940

18-05-2020
On 14 June 1940, Germans deported a group of 728 Poles from the prison in Tarnów to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Among them were soldiers of the September campaign, members of the underground independence organizations, secondary school pupils and students, as well as a small group of Polish Jews. The received numbers from 31 to 758.

“Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” exhibition with the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award

07-05-2020
The exhibition „Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away” prepared jointly by the Spanish company Musealia and the Auschwitz Memorial has received the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award. It is the most prestigious European award in the heritage field.

Strengthening the Netherlands' support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

04-05-2020
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has announced its decision to donate one million euros to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's Perpetual Fund. The money comes from the budget of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands, in the scope of activities related to war veterans and memory.

Auschwitz Memorial closed at least until the end of June

01-05-2020
Museums and cultural institutions in Poland are to reopen starting from May 4th. According to the communication by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, “decision on when, on what conditions and how quickly the institutions are going to reopen, as well as how the procedures connected with ensuring appropriate level of protection for the staff as well as visitors are going to look like, shall be each time made by the director of a given institution in consultation with local sanitary inspector”. The earliest possible date for the reopening of the Auschwitz Museum is the beginning of July.

Events commemorating June 14 with National Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland

21-04-2020
Following the request of the Museum, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda took National Patronage over the events commemorating the National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of German Nazi Concentration Camps and Extermination Camps that will take place on 14 June at the Auschwitz Memorial. On that day, 80 years ago, Germans deported from Tarnów the first transport of Poles to the newly created concentration camp.
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