The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland has approved another financial tranche for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. Ireland is one of nearly 40 countries that support the Perpetual Capital Fund created and managed by the Foundation.
The 15th session of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Council was held in Warsaw on 24 March. The main task of the Foundation is to finance the conservation of the authentic remains of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the session was held online. Marek Zając presided over the meeting.
Conservation works have been completed on the second of the historical guard towers at the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Both buildings were damaged in March 2019 by strong gusts of wind. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation financed the works.
As a token of its standing support to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Turkey has decided to increase its donation to the Foundation's Endowment Fund to 180,000 euros.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and AppsFlyer, the global marketing analytics leader, announced a joint program to create a set of immersive technological solutions including a guided virtual tour of the Auschwitz Memorial aimed at enhancing the educational value for visitors from around the globe. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on January 26, a day before the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, in Poland and Israel.