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From the very beginning, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation has received strong official support from the Government of the Republic of Poland, the International Auschwitz Council, and the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education. In a special letter addressed in February 2009 to the heads of over 40 states, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked for concrete financial support for the project.
Already 18 states and 3 cities have kindly decided to join the Foundation’s efforts to collect the Endowment Fund.
Donations and declarations above $1 million:
€30 million – Federal Republic of Germany
€30 million – The German States (Lands)
$15 million – The United States of America
€10 mllion- Republic of Poland
€4-6 million – Republic of Austria
€5 million – Republic of France
£2.1 million – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
€1 milion - Swiss Confederation
$1 million – State of Israel
Donations and declarations below $1million:
Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canada, City of Paris, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Sweden, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Republic of Turkey, City of Boulogne-Billancourt, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Malta, City of Kołobrzeg.
The above figures make up the sum of approximately €97 million out of a total €120 million of the Endowment Fund.
There are several countries that declared their participation in Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation’s project, but have not yet decided on the financial level of their contributions. These include: Australia, Monaco, Serbia, Slovenia, and Spain.
The Foundation has also received very positive signals from other invited states: Argentina, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal, and Russia.