>> These buildings once housed inmates of the Auschwitz death camp. Now conservationists are working brick by brick to keep them upright.>>
> We have to do this in order to stabilize the entire structure of the building so that it simply doesn't collapse. In a normal situation, such a wall would be dismantled and built again, but this is exactly what we want to avoid, because we want to keep these walls in the same shape and form as when they were built by the inmates.
>> The restoration work comes just ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th of January. A moment to remember the millions of Jews killed by the murderous forces of Nazi Germany. And here in Poland this work has taken on renewed importance.>> It is our commitment to some of those who survived Auschwitz and to those who died here.
We are now at a point when the last witnesses are passing away. Their voices are left on recordings, but there is also the camp area, a clear area of the former camp where millions of people around the world each year learn about the tragic history of this place.
>> Originally built by the camp's inmates, these barracks are some of the last surviving symbols of the Holocaust's horrors. It's hoped the bricks and mortar will help build a new generation of remembrance.