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

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76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz - announcement

15-12-2020
On 27 January 2021 we will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the commemoration will exceptionally not be held at the Memorial, but in the virtual space.

Support from Taipei for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

14-12-2020
Taiwan will join the group of donors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Its support will amount to PLN 1.5 million. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, these funds will be allocated to implementing educational projects devoted to the history of Auschwitz using new technologies.

Orders of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Director of the Museum and the Director of the Education Center

10-12-2020
The director of the Auschwitz Museum, Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński and the director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Andrzej Kacorzyk were awarded the Orders of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Italy has increased its support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

03-12-2020
The Government of the Italian Republic has decided to increase its support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation by EUR 500,000. “This is proof of our commitment to the conservation of the Memorial, - the Italian ambassador to Poland Aldo Amati wrote.

A new publication dedicated to the fate of Polish foresters in Auschwitz

23-11-2020
„Księga Pamięci leśników deportowanych do KL Auschwitz w latach 1940-1944” (“The Memorial Book of Foresters Deported to Auschwitz between 1940 and 1944”) is the title of the latest publication of the Auschwitz Museum. It summarises the history of about 205 Polish foresters deported to the German Nazi Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In the opinion of the historian at the Bohdan Piętka Research Centre, who analysed the archival documentation, an estimated 170 of these foresters died in this or other concentration camps to which they were transferred.

The Czech support for the conservation of the Memorial

13-11-2020
The Czech Ministry of Defence will support conservation work at the Auschwitz Memorial to the tune of 1.3 million koruna (217 thousand zlotys). The amount will be allocated to the project entitled "Preventive conservation work on selected elements of the historical fence of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau".