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LOCATION Poland

ATTRACTION TYPE Heritage attraction/historic property

OPENING YEAR 2022

BUDGET €7,500,000

SUMMARY

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located on the site of two parts of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland. Now works are underway to develop a new Visitor Centre, to help cope with the ever growing number of visitors to the site. The relocation of the Visitor Centre to the new location will enable the creation of a new introductory exhibition in the post-camp building. It aims to provide visitors with insight about the history of the 1930s, the development of Nazism, propaganda and the totalitarian system, and finally the outbreak of war and German policy in occupied Poland. The new centre shall be established near the former Auschwitz I camp, on the site of the former ammunition bunkers of the Polish Army barracks before the outbreak of the war. Once complete in 2022, the new facilities will include additional parking, a new entrance to the museum, added exhibition space, a cinema and hostel for educational purposes and volunteer work. The total cost of the project is estimated to be roughly €7.5 million (PLN 32.6 million).

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CONTACTS

Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

ul. Wieźniów Oświęcimia 20
Oświęcim 32-603
Poland


Zuzanna Janusik
Exhibitions Department
+48 33 844 8091
zuzanna.janusik@auschwitz.org

Maciej Antosik
Development Officer
+48 22 620 4899
maciej.antosik@auschwitz.org

Andrzej Kacorzyk
Deputy Director
+48 33 844 8188
andrzej.kacorzyk@auschwitz.org

Kozien Architekci

Zabłocie 25/19
Kraków 30 701
Poland

+48 12 296 2310
Marek Kozień
Principal
biuro@kozien.pl