Preservation

Our goal is to raise €120M which will provide an annual income of approximately $4-5M. This will secure our long-term conservation plan for preservation works to be completed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. To date, we have raised $112M of our $120M goal.

The endowment

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation supports the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation (located in Poland) in raising an Endowment Fund to secure the preservation of the remains of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

The Endowment Fund was created to make sure that future generations would be able to visit and see the authentic site and its artifacts. It is supported by governments of 36 countries, as well as by individual and institutional donors.

Conservation of textiles

The authentic remains of the camp include original brick and wooden barracks, crematoria, towers, archival materials, photographs, suitcases, prayer garments, glasses, pots and pans, shoes, works of art, and even Cyclone B cans.