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

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Auschwitz Memorial opened to visitors from 1 February

28-01-2021
From 1 February 2021 the site of the former German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp is again open to visitors. Reservations for guided tours, as well as individual entry can now be made online at visit.auschwitz.org.

Our passivity is the greatest source of victims. 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

27-01-2021
Children in the camp constituted the leitmotif of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, on January 27th the events commemorating the anniversary were exceptionally held not within the Memorial Site, but online.

The Memorial must remain accessible. Cooperation between the Museum, Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and AppsFlyer.

26-01-2021
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and AppsFlyer, the global marketing analytics leader, announced a joint program to create a set of immersive technological solutions including a guided virtual tour of the Auschwitz Memorial aimed at enhancing the educational value for visitors from around the globe. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on January 26 - a day before the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - in Poland and Israel

Museum in the year of pandemic. Auschwitz Memorial Report 2020

25-01-2021
Polish-English report summarizing the year 2020 at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial was published. In his introduction, Director Piotr M. A. Cywiński wrote: „Worse than forgetting, is such a memory, that doesn’t arouse a moral anxiety within us.”

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.