Auschwitz-Birkenau

Memorial museum of the extermination victims

It is on the list of UNESCO's world cultural heritage. The Nazis set up the concentration camp in Auschwitz (Oswiecim) in 1940 and in Birkenau (Brzezinka) in 1942.

The biggest Nazi concentration camp on the Polish territory had become also an extermination camp. One and a half million people perished in the camp known to the world as Auschwitz-Birkenau. The majority of the victims were Jews from Poland and Central Europe. The second largest group of victims were Poles. During the annual March of the Living thousands of Jews from the whole world and young Poles march from the Auschwitz gate to the martyrdom memorial in Birkenau in order to commemorate victims of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Oswiecim ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20,
tel. +(48-33) 844 81 02, fax 843 19 34; www.auschwitz.org.pl

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