Visiting the Memorial in January 2015

Due to the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in January 2015, visitors may encounter certain difficulties during their tour at the Memorial Site:

• the Death Gate in Birkenau will not be available for visitors

• entrance to Birkenau will be possible only through the gate of the BIa sector (women's camp)

• visit route in Birkenau will be changed. Part of the unloading ramp and BIIa secrtor (quarantine camp) will not be accessible for visitors (see map) • The access roads to Birkenau will change (see map). Individual visitors will be able to use a free shuttle bus driving between Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The parking at the former Birkenau camp will be closed for cars.

• The buses will usa a designated way from Auschwitz to Birkenau and they will com back to the parking at the former Auschwitz I camp and wait until the group finish the visit

• On January 26 and 27 the site of Birkenau will not be accessible for visitors. If you plan the visit the Memorial, we suggest choosing a different time.

• On January 26 and 27 visiting the Museum will be possible only with a guide-educator and visitors will be not allowed to carry any luggage while touring. The luggage deposit will be closed. Visitors of the Memorial Site will go through a security check.