The exhibition ‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.’ has received already more than 200,000 visitors during its first 100 days at the Arte Canal Exhibition Center in Madrid, its only destination in Spain. So far, 250,000 people have already booked their tickets to attend the exhibition, that displays more than 600 original objects from the largest of all the German Nazi camps.
Among these artifacts are prisoner suits, a section of a woodenen barrack from Auschwitz III-Monowitz. Most of them are shown to the public for the first time, after a painstaking conservation process at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
50,000 students have also visited the exhibition with their schools, taking advantage of the free fee offered to school by Canal de Isabel II and Musealia.
Most of these visits come from the region of Madrid, but also from cities and regions like Guadalajara, Toledo, Navarra, Zaragoza, Ciudad Real, Salamanca or the Basque Country.
‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away’ has been co-produced by the Spanish company Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and is hosted in Spain by Canal de Isabel II and the Government of the Region of Madrid. The exhibition will continue its tour through 14 cities (7 in Europe and 7 in America and Asia) after this successful first stop.