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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.

AJCF is an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NY.

Visit the website of Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation (USA).

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Board

Simon Bergson

Chairman

Jack Kliger

President

Fred Schwartz (1931-2016)

Founder and President Emeritus

Trustees

Ivy L. Barsky

Brianne Berkson

Howard Butnick

Daniel Eisenstadt

Rita G. Lerner

Dr. David G. Marwell

Ann Oster

Sigmund A. Rolat

Charles J. Rose

Stacey Saiontz

Shiri B. Sandler

James Schreiber

Wendy Schreiber

Zachary Schreiber

Allyne Schwartz

Jeffrey E. Tabak

Dorota Wiewióra

Wayne Zuckerman

Oświęcim office

Tomasz Kuncewicz

Director

Artur Szyndler, PhD

Museum & Cultural Events

Maciek Zabierowski

Learning & Special Projects

Aleksandra Kuncewicz

Administration & Finance

Karolina Turza

Educator & manager at Cafe Bergson

Kamil Gut

Educator & barista at Cafe Bergson

New York office

Jack Kliger

President and CEO

Elizabeth Edelstein

VP for Education

Aviva L. Miller

US Director