The first meeting of the Foundation's Council took place at the Chancellery of the Prime Minster in Warsaw on June 17. The founder, Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski, was elected chairman of the Council. The members of the Council were informed about the most urgent conservation tasks facing the Auschwitz Memorial and the work of the Foundation so far. They also analyzed the statute and passed a resolution setting up a Finance Commission, to be headed by Józef Wancer.
• First meeting of the Foundation's Council
• Second meeting of the Foundation's Council
MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Władysław Bartoszewski (founder)–former prisoner of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, co-founder of the Żegota Jewish Aid Council, chairman of the International Auschwitz Council and the Board for the Protection of the Memory of Combat and Martyrdom, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Polish Republic on two occasions, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Plenipotentiary for International Dialogue.
Eleonora Bergman – former director of the Jewish Historical Institute, member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, member of the International Consultative Council for the new main exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
Henryk Flug (Israel) — former prisoner of the Nazi concentration camps, chairman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors and the International Auschwitz Committee, member of the International Auschwitz Council.Piotr Kadlčik — chairman of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in the Polish Republic, member of the board of the European Congress of Jews.
Serge Klarsfeld (France) — historian, lawyer, deputy chairman of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, chairman of the Fils et Filles des Déportés Juifs de France, member of the Board of Trustees of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum -Birkenau.
Edward Kosakowski — Chairman of the Chair of the Conservation and Restoration of Wall Paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, member of the Board of Trustees of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim.
Paweł Machcewicz — historian, professor at the Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń, lecturer at the Collegium Civitas, plenipotentiary of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers for the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
Agnieszka Magdziak-Miszewska — former consul of the Polish Republic in New York, ambassador of the Polish Republic in Israel, member of the International Auschwitz Council.
Zbigniew Nosowski — former co-chairman and now deputy chairman of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews, editor-in-chief of Więź magazine, co-founder and chairman of the Public Committee for the Remembrance of the Jews of Otwock and Karczew.
Jürgen Rüttgers (Germany) — minister of education in the Helmut Kohl government from 1994-98, prime minister of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia from 2005-2010.
Kalman Sultanik (USA) — former prisoner of Nazi concentration camps, deputy chairman of the World Jewish Congress and the United Israel Appeal, member of the International Auschwitz Council, chairman of the financial commission of the International Auschwitz Council.
Józef Wancer — banker, deputy chairman of Citibank of New York for 23 years, former chairman of the board of the BPH bank. Advisor to the Board of Deloitte, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.
Marek Zając — secretary of the International Auschwitz Council, lecturer at the Rev. Józef Tischner Higher European School.
Archbishop Józef Życiński— Metropolitan of Lublin, theologian, philosopher, member of the Papal Culture Council.