If one Place could address the conscience of humanity in the 21st century, this Place is Auschwitz-Birkenau. The last of the enormous extermination centers which is tangibly preserved. The largest of all the Nazi German concentration camps.

If the world we would like to build is to be safer, peaceful and more welcoming, it is imperative that we keep the authenticity of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial viable and palpable.

No one can change the past; however the future is in our hands. Help us to preserve the authenticity of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Help us to warn humanity against itself. Do not allow history to become a deafening silence. Save the memory.

Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński
President of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

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Largest Donors

  • Federal Republic of Germany – 120 mln €
  • The United States of America – 17 mln $
  • Republic of Poland – 10 mln €
  • The French Republic – 5 mln €
  • Republic of Austria – 4 mln €
  • Great Britain – 3,1 mln £
  • The Kingdom of the Netherlands – 1,4 mln €
  • The Italian Republic – 1 mln € 
  • Swiss Confederation – 1 mln €
  • The State of Israel – 1 mln $
  • Russian Federation – 1 mln $ (transferred in 2013, before Russia's invasion of Ukraine)