The concentration camp in the territory of Oświęcim (German: Auschwitz) incorporated into the Reich was established as early as 1940. At the beginning, it was mainly Polish political prisoners, and also, though not on a mass scale at that time, Polish Jews and representatives of other nationalities. After 1941, i.e. after the conflict between the Third Reich and the USSR began, prisoners of war from the Red Army began to be sent to the camp. Soon, in the nearby Brzezinka, the construction of the Auschwitz II camp was completed, which became the site of mass extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews and about 20,000 Roma, the truest factory of death, the creation of which was part of the plan for the "final solution of the Jewish question". The operation of this hellish machine ended only after the liberation of the camp on January 27, 1945. In 2005, 27 January was designated by the United Nations as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The museum at the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was established just two years after the end of the war. Its main tasks are the conservation of post-camp facilities, conducting scientific and documentary work, and above all, educational activities. Annually, over a million people come here (it is the most visited Polish museum). Auschwitz Tour will reserve visit cards for you to visit Auschwitz, provide transport (pick-up from the hotel) and the care of a qualified guide.