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The restoration of two historical blocks at the Auschwitz Museum almost complete

The restoration of two brick blocks in the Auschwitz I German concentration camp will be complete this year. They will house a new core exhibition in the future.


The works were launched in late Autumn in 2010 and covered all preserved authentic elements and equipment of prisoner blocks 2 and 3, which have changed very little since the camp was built. The restoration works are almost complete now. Only minor works, such as colour corrections on the wall, and patinating of wooden elements of the original woodwork are to be carried out.

During the restoration works, large wall paintings made by prisoners were discovered. They depict scenes showing how to take care of personal hygiene.

The content of the new core exhibition has already been designed. It shows the German camp as a site for the extermination of Jews, and as a dehumanizing concentration camp. The preliminary schedule of works, and the cost of building and restoring new buildings in which the exhibition will be displayed have already been sent to the Polish Ministry of Culture.

Source: PAP (14.08.2013)