Auschwitz-Birkenau [100]

65th anniversary of liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Subject: no
Face value: 100 pln
Alloy: 900/1000 Au
Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 8 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 8000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2010-01-22
Issue price: 1142 pln
Centrally an image of a boy in a cap and a coat, with David's star on the chest. In the background a stylized image of a building at the entrance gate to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the rails leading to the camp. At the top a semicircular inscription: FABRYKA ŚMIERCI /death factory/. Below an inscription: BIRKENAU.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
At the top a semicircular inscription: 65. ROCZNICA OSWOBODZENIA /65th anniversary of liberation/. On the left the image of the Eagle, established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the right an inscription: KL AUSCHWITZ- /BIRKENAU. Below, an inscription: 100/ZŁ and the notation of the year of issue: 2010. Over the Eagle stylized images of three fence posts. In the background a stylized image of the camp crematory and the outline of a building with the entrance gate. At the bottom a semicircular inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA /Republic of Poland/. The Mint's mark: M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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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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