MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Conservation of five wooden barracks

The conservation of five wooden barracks at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site

This project calls for the conservation of five wooden barracks at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site. Two of them were hospital barracks, two were housing in the quarantine sector, and the fifth was a sanitary barracks containing latrines and washrooms. The plans cover the comprehensive conservation of the wooden structures and their furnishings.

At a moment when the last former prisoners are passing away, preserving the authenticity of the Auschwitz site has become the highest priority. For the world today, this original space is not only unique, material evidence of Nazi German crimes, but also a symbol of the brutality of war, terror, the Shoah, and genocidal, racist policies. The entire area is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

This project is financed with funding from the Infrastructure and Environment Operating Program for 2007-2013 financed by the European Fund for Regional Development, budgetary appropriations from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the resources of the Museum.

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