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.
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.
The 12th and 13th sessions of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council were held in Warsaw on June 10th and in Oświęcim on June 18th.
The four-year conservation of the first brick prisoner barracks at the site of the former German Nazi Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp has come to an end. It is part of the Master Plan for Preservation (MPP), a multi annual conservation program at the Auschwitz Memorial. The MPP is funded by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
The 11th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council was held in Oświęcim on 28 January. The main task of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Marek Zając presided over the meeting.