On the occasion of the 80th anniversary commemorating the outbreak of the uprising in the Białystok ghetto, the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced U.S. support for the development of a virtual online tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial.
On 20 June, the 18th Session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council took place at the Warsaw headquarters of Deloitte Poland, a long-time corporate donor to the Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to safeguard the preservation of the authentic remains of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and to support the educational activities of the Memorial.
On 3 February, an agreement was signed on Malta's financial support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's educational activities, in particular the Auschwitz Memorial online guided tour project.
The Auschwitz Museum Conservation Laboratories initiated a two-year project to conserve approximately 8,000 children's shoes that are part of the Memorial Collections. These shoes are a poignant symbol of the suffering of the youngest victims of the German Nazi Auschwitz camp. The project is funded by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation as well as the International March of the Living in partnership with the Neishlos Foundation and Israeli philanthropist Mati Kochavi.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has already donated more than PLN 100 million for conservation efforts to preserve authenticity at the Auschwitz Memorial. The Foundation, established in 2012, manages the Endowment Fund, which has already grossed more than €175 million.