The aim of the Foundation established in 2009 is to create a Perpetual Fund which will finance conservation work and preservation of all authentic remains of the former Nazi German Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.
The target amount of the Fund was initially 120 million Euro so that thanks to the annual income of approximately 4-5 million Euro be able to realize the Global Preservation Plan: a long term program which encompasses all the expert driven conservation work done at the Auschwitz Memorial. Due to the economic situation and, above all, the current profitability of bonds, the amount of the Fund has been raised to 180 million Euro. This will allow achieving the planned level of profits without increasing the investment risk.
The Fund is being created mainly thanks to the help of countries from all over the world, but also thanks to the involvement of many companies and individuals.
We created the Fund to make sure that future generations will have a possibility to see the authentic space which is not only a living witness of one of the biggest crimes in the history of mankind but also a place that has a fundamental meaning for the entire European civilization. In Auschwitz we can fully confront and address the most important questions about: mankind, society, the poisonous fruit of anti-Semitism, racial hatred and contempt towards others.