MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

News

Six first donors of "18 Pillars of Remembrance” campaign support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

14-01-2015
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation announced that it has raised €108 of its €120 million euros (US $140m of approximately US $156m) campaign goal with help from six leading philanthropists and their families. They will be recognized at the 70th anniversary ceremonies of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp on January 27.

The director of Auschwitz Museum awarded with French Ordre des Palmes Académiques

12-01-2015
The director of the Auschwitz Memorial Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński received the Knight's Cross of the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques. It has been awarded by the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls after the decision of the minister of education, higher education and research Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

1,5 Million People Visited the Auschwitz Memorial in 2014

02-01-2015
1,534,000 people visited the grounds of the former Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp in 2014. Never before in the space of a single year have so many people familiarized themselves at first hand with the original grounds. This is also the highest attendance in the history of European memorial sites.

Information package for the media for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

02-01-2015
Due to the upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp and the great interest from the global media the Auschwitz Memorial has prepared, for the convenience of journalists, a set of basic, although not always universally known facts regarding Auschwitz. They are to help prepare information materials and to avoid discrediting slip-ups, such as using the term “Polish death camps”.

New system of online booking in the Auschwitz Museum

19-12-2014
Due to an overwhelming interest in visiting the Auschwitz Memorial, a new website has been created: visit.auschwitz.org . It enables convenient booking of the date of a visit from 1 January 2015 onwards. An online reservation is the only guarantee of entering the Museum on the date and time of your choice.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom visited the Auschwitz Memorial

15-12-2014
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom visited the Auschwitz Memorial on December 10. The visitor was welcomed by the Museum Director, dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński.
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