Auschwitz-Birkenau [2]

65th anniversary of liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1000000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2010-01-21
Issue price: 2 pln
In the centre stylized images of three prisoners from the painting 'Phantoms are coming back' by Czesław Lenczowski. Above, an inscription: 65., below a stylized image of the inscription over the entrance gate to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp: ARBEIT MACHT FREI /work makes you free/. At the top, a semicircular inscription: ROCZNICA OSWOBODZENIA /anniversary of liberation/. At the bottom a semicircular inscription: KL AUSCHWITZ-/BIRKENAU.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
An image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-10. Below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ; in the rim, an inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland), preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark: M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau, German Nazi concentration and extermination camp was liberated on 27 January 1945 by the soldiers of the Red Army. The fighting for the liberation of the town of Oświęcim and the nearby camp took the lives of more than 230 Soviet soldiers. The Auschwitz (Polish name: Oświęcim) concentration camp was established in mid-1940 as the number of detained Poles in Germanoccupied country kept rising. The oldest part of the camp, the so-called mother camp (Auschwitz I) was established at the site of old military barracks.

In the autumn of 1941 in the nearby Birkenau (Brzezinka) village, the Germans started the construction of the second part of the camp. It was called Auschwitz II (or Birkenau). At a given point in time it accommodated ...

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