About the Foundation
In 1995, the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation (AJCF) was established by Fred Schwartz z"l (1931-2016) in order to rebuild a Jewish cultural, spiritual, and educational center in Oświęcim and to pay tribute to Jews who were essential part of the town's life for over 400 years.
AJCF commemorates and preserves the Jewish heritage and history of the town and educates about the Holocaust and the dangers of prejudice and hatred today.
As the only Jewish presence in the vicinity of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Center teaches about Jewish culture as well as the rich and diverse Jewish community that was destroyed during the Holocaust.
From the Icelandic police force and US Military cadets and midshipmen, to schoolchildren from Germany, Polish teachers, and tourists from every corner of the world, everyone who visits the Center learns, in the most personal and powerful way, that we will only thrive when we learn how not to hate.
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Fred Schwartz (1931-2016)
Founder and President Emeritus
Ivy L. Barsky
Dr. David G. Marwell
Shiri B. Sandler
Artur Szyndler, PhD
Museum & Cultural Events
Head of Learning
Administration & Finance
Educator & manager at Cafe Bergson
Educator & barista at Cafe Bergson
New York office
Aviva L. Miller