The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation (ABMF) is a New York-based non-profit organization established in 2012 and chaired by Ronald S. Lauder. ABMF continues to support the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in numerous ways, including financially supporting the Endowment created by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and fundraising for new educational initiatives developed by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.


The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation supports the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation (located in Poland) in raising an Endowment Fund to secure the preservation of the remains of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

The Endowment Fund was created to make sure that future generations would be able to visit and see the authentic site and its artifacts. It is supported by governments of 36 countries, as well as by individual and institutional donors.


The authentic remains of the camp include original brick and wooden barracks, crematoria, towers, archival materials, photographs, suitcases, prayer garments, glasses, pots and pans, shoes, works of art, and even Cyclone B cans.

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