Information about former Auschwitz prisoners is provided on the basis of the index of names and numbers compiled from the partially extant records of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
The research is fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. Certificates for Auschwitz survivors and their families applying for welfare benefits are issued out of turn.
Persons wishing to obtain information about people deported to Auschwitz may:
make a request to the Office for Information by filling out and submitting the electronic form at the bottom of this page or, alternatively, by downloading and printing the form, filling it out, and mailing it to the Museum’s address (downloadable form – 20 kB)
Information may also be obtained in person at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, block no. 24, room 1, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Please bear in mind that:
- because the SS destroyed portions of the records before the liberation of the camp, we are not able to provide exhaustive responses to all inquiries
- we ask you to fill out all sections of the form as fully and precisely as possible, because many prisoners with identical surnames were registered in Auschwitz and proper identification often depends on additional information.
We appeal to all former prisoners, their family members, and anyone else in possession of camp documents—letters, death certificates, death notification telegrams, or receipts for parcels—to make these documents (or copies of them) available to the Museum Archives. This will help us to compile valuable information and to help many more people obtain information about the fate of their loved ones. All the documents we receive are preserved in climate-controlled storage under the care of conservation experts.