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

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2 million 320 thousand visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2019

07-01-2020
In 2019, 2 million 320 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, under the protection of the Museum. It is about 170,000 more than in the record-breaking year - 2018.

27 January: media accreditation for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

07-01-2020
We have started the process of media accreditation for the 75. anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz that will take place at the Memorial on 27 January 2020.

Destroyed identities – the digital reconstruction of Auschwitz-Birkenau victims' data

27-12-2019
More than 1,200,000 entries from the post-camp documentation have been created by the Digital Repository of the Memorial Site. So far, more than 60 per cent of the 400,000 prisoners registered in the German Nazi concentration camp have been identified.

27 January: Ronald S. Lauder will speak on behalf of the Pillars of Remembrance

19-12-2019
During the commemoration event of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Ronald S. Lauder will speak on behalf of the Pillars of Remembrance, private donors who support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the mission to preserve the authenticity of the Memorial Site.

A capital of trust, cooperation and friendship. 10 years of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

09-12-2019
On December 6, at the Jewish Historical Institute, a ceremonial meeting was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. The mission of the Foundation, established in 2009, is to preserve all authentic remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To this end, with the support of 38 countries and individuals, the Foundation creates and manages the Endowment Fund, and uses the resulting proceeds to finance the preservation of the Memorial Site.

Chancellor of Germany and Prime Minister of Poland at the Memorial for 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

06-12-2019
The fact that German support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation celebrating the 10th anniversary of its creation doubled from 60 to 120 million euros was announced at the Auschwitz Memorial by Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. On December 6, Merkel visited together with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the site of former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.