The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz Museum will offer a scholarship program for Ukrainian conservation graduates, the museum announced Thursday.
Pawel Sawicki, spokesperson for the museum, said: “In this difficult time when tens and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens are fleeing to Poland because of Russian aggression, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, in cooperation with the Auschwitz Museum, has decided to offer this measure of assistance.”
“The foundation is launching a scholarship program for Ukrainians who have a university degree in the field of conservation of memorial sites and objects,” he added. “It is intended to provide Ukrainian restaurateurs with better job opportunities.”
He pointed out that the project would concern the conservation of historic relics from German Nazi concentration camps and would be funded by funds earmarked for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
“The scholarships will be awarded for a period of six months,” he said. “The Auschwitz Museum will provide accommodation and present the project to the scholarship recipients.”
Further scholarship information will be posted on the museum’s website early next week.
KL Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. More than 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there.