The study was started in mid-1950. At the beginning, publications on basic historical sources about the camp were collected. Memories of one prisoner and topics related to life in Auschwitz. One of the first important works was examined, supplemented, published independently in Germany in 1989 and later in Poland (1992) and the United States (1997).
In the latter half of the 1960 and in the 1970 research focused on KL Auschwitz sub-camps the resistance movement at the camp and the camp at Birkenau. At the same time research concentrated on other fields such as the employment of KL Auschwitz prisoners ( Franciszek Piper) and the evacuation liquidation and liberation of the camp.
In later years research shifted to newer fields such as the general history of the camp but also to more specific topics. This research resulted in an abundance of publications ( Auschwitz Death Books) and three independent memorial books dedicated to Poles: “Memorial Book the Transports of Poles from Warsaw to KL Auschwitz 1940-1944”.
In the Memorial Books analysis was carried out not only on the number of transports and camp fatalities but also wherever possible attempts were made to establish the identities of victims a similar approach was adopted in the case of a collective work entitled ” People of Good Will” and two albums a compilation entitled dedicated to Jews from Bedzin and a work by Helena Kubica.
Other important topics researched by Museum historians include the death toll at Kl Auschwitz ( Franciszek Piper) KL Auschwitz escapee reports ( Henryk Swiebocki ). The resistance movement in the camp and it`s vicinity plundering the property of victims (Andrzej Strzelecki). Buna sub-camp and the history of IG Farbenindustrie (Piotr Setkiewicz) criminal medical experiments the history of specific sections of the camp. The fate of Jews deported from Lodz Ghetto to KL Auschwitz the extermination in Auschwitz of Poles expelled from the Zamosc region in 1942-1943.If would you like to visit both camps please visit our website.