Taiwan will allocate 50,000 US dollars to fund a special scholarship program for Ukrainian women conservators carried out by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz Museum. These conservators were forced to escape from their country.
This project was launched in March 2022 when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens were fleeing to Poland due to the Russian aggression.
The MoU regarding this matter was signed on 14 December 2023 in Warsaw by Sharon S. N. Wu, Head of the Taipei Representative Office, Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, the President of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, and Wojciech Soczewica, the General Director of the Foundation.
"Although geographically distant, Taiwan, Poland and Ukraine share a profound connection through our commitment to education, democracy and pursuit of a bright future,” emphasized Sharon S. N. WU.
Ukrainian women conservators work at the Museum, preserving the remains of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz. The program also provides professional training and integration into the labor market.
Previously, Germany also gave the support to the scholarship project.
Preserving the authenticity of the Auschwitz Memorial is the main task of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.