Who we are
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation (ABMF) envisions a world in which societies do not allow any forms of bigotry, xenophobia, or racism to permeate the social fabric but rather respond to political, social, and other challenges with the assumption of shared humanity among all people.
Our Mission is to safeguard the memory of Auschwitz-Birkenau through the preservation of its original artifacts and bringing lessons of Auschwitz to every American student. Under the leadership of our chairman, Ronald S. Lauder, our efforts cultivate intercultural and international dialogue, encouraging positive cooperation between the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland and our supporters here in the United States.
As the generation of Holocaust eyewitnesses passes away, we are the only organization in the US that works to promote and financially support the preservation of and education about Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Foundation (formerly “Friends of Auschwitz Birkenau Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in 2012.