This is a public museum in the Polish town of Oswiecim. It is dedicated to the memory of the victims of this German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, to the conservation of the sites
(Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau) and the historical objects they contain.
Although artifacts have been temporarily loaned to various museums and institutions, this project represents an unprecedented collaboration to create an international exhibition displaying a large collection of original objects within the narrative context of the camp’s history.
Created by the Government of Poland in 1947, the camp covers 472 acres and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It currently receives more than one and a half million visitors each year.