In Berlin, a ceremony was held for the transfer to the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau of a bus donated by Volkswagen AG and the International Auschwitz Committee. The new vehicle will transport visitors free of charge between the former camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which are at a distance of more than 2 km.
At the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site, work is underway on comprehensive modernisation of the warehouses for historic suitcases. The project is connected with the extensive investments in the warehouses to ensure maximum safety of archival materials and collections, all of which constitute a material witness to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz.
The diary made by prisoners of the German concentration camps: Auschwitz, Dachau and Mauthausen-Gusen, has been donated to the Auschwitz Memorial Site. In this unique, dozen pages notebook are drawings of camp scenes and poems. The diary was offered to the Museum by Eleanor Hensel from California, the wife of U.S. Army Lieutenant Clifford Hensel, who participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps in Germany.
Personalities from the world of politics and religion, who for over 65 years have paid tribute to the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz, are present at the Museum’s temporary exhibition "Auschwitz, Memory, World". The exhibition can be seen until the end of August in Kraków.