On 3 February, an agreement was signed on Malta's financial support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's educational activities, in particular the Auschwitz Memorial online guided tour project.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has already donated more than PLN 100 million for conservation efforts to preserve authenticity at the Auschwitz Memorial. The Foundation, established in 2012, manages the Endowment Fund, which has already grossed more than €175 million.
After several years of preparation and testing, as part of the ongoing project to implement BIM (Building Information Modelling), a BIM model of the state of preservation and condition of a fully conserved brick prisoner barracks at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site was created at the Museum. The result is a faithful, three-dimensional image of the building, with available data and related information associated with the building.
Germany allocated EUR 180 thousand to the financing of a special scholarship programme for Ukrainian conservators carried out by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz Museum. On 1 December, the agreement concerning the project was signed at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw by the Ambassador of Germany to Poland Dr Thomas Bagger, Director General of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Wojciech Soczewica and its Financial Director Elwir Świętochowski.
The 12th session of the International Committee of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation took place on 18 October at the Auschwitz Memorial, attended by representatives of the donor countries supporting the Foundation's Perpetual Fund. Some committee members were present online.