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2 million 320 thousand visitors at the Auschwitz Memorial in 2019

In 2019, 2 million 320 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, under the protection of the Museum. It is about 170,000 more than in the record-breaking year – 2018.

As much as 81 per cent of visitors learned about the history of the camp with one of the 340 guides-educators of the Museum conducting tours in 21 languages.

‘Many individual visitors to the Museum also decide to tour the Memorial with a guide. Last year, over 368,000 people were guided around the Memorial in specially organised groups in 9 languages,’ said Andrzej Kacorzyk, director of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

More than 14,000 people in organised groups decided to explore its history as part of study visits, which is approximately a 20% increase compared to the previous year. In addition to visiting the Memorial in various specialised options, they also include educational activities, lectures or workshops organised by the ICEAH.

‘Over the past few years, the mode of visits to the Memorial has changed dramatically. We observe a very dynamic increase in the number of individual visitors who visit the Museum in international groups, which are organised by various tourist offices. For this reason, the analysis of statistical data concerning the countries from which the visitors come from has become a serious challenge,’ said Andrzej Kacorzyk.