Created in April, 1940. Liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.
Over 1,5 mln people of different nationalities, around 1.1 mln of whom were European Jews, were tormented to death here.
We are firmly convinced that the results of our research along with the investigations of Polish historians are to become public knowledge. They provide reliable information for the profound workings of both the mind and heart aimed at understanding those historical processes and events, at reconstruction of the victims’ names and life histories. It is not the dead who need this – it is the living.