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

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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.

Thank you for your solidarity and support

02-04-2020
We would like to thank for all remarkable gestures of solidarity and support that the Auschwitz Museum is experiencing in the period of forced shut down due to coronavirus epidemic because of which the Memorial is not available for visitors.

The Auschwitz Museum acquires the second part of the archive concerning the Ładoś Group

23-03-2020
After nearly two years of negotiations, the Auschwitz Museum acquired original documents of the second part of the so-called Eiss Archive. Among them, one can find several dozen photos of Jews, including famous figures that the group led by Polish Ambassador in Bern Aleksander Ładoś attempted to provide with Latin American documents. Analyses confirmed the authenticity of the collection.

Work of the Museum in connection with the presence of coronavirus in the world

06-03-2020
Due to the decision of the government to close all museums and cultural institutions in Poland we inform that the Auschwitz Memorial is closed until further notice. No correspondence will be conducted and no telephone and on-site information will be provided. All matters that you send us via e-mail will be dealt with after the closure of the Museum is over. We kindly ask for your understanding in these difficult circumstances.