Auschwitz Museum closed until end-January
The Auschwitz Museum in southern Poland will remain closed to visitors until January 31 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the museum announced on Tuesday.
The museum, located on the site of Nazi Germany’s most infamous death camp, has been closed since November 7. It was also closed from March 12 until end-June during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2019, the site was visited by 2.32 million people, and the almost complete loss of visitor traffic in 2020 has caused the museum significant financial problems.
During the pandemic, the Memorial Site can be visited virtually at http://panorama.auschwitz.org/.
Established in 1940 during the German occupation of Poland, the Auschwitz camp became the main site of the Holocaust. At least 1.1 million people, mainly Jews, perished in the camp until its liberation by the Red Army in January 1945.