Record numbers visit Auschwitz ex-Nazi death camp

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A record 1.22 million people visited the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 2007, a spokesman for the museum in southern Poland said Monday.

"The majority of visitors are from abroad, mainly from Great Britain, the United States and Germany," museum spokesman Jaroslaw Mensfelt told AFP.

Last year, 755,000 foreigners visited the twin death camps, including 104,000 British citizens, 91,000 Americans and 60,000 Germans, he said.

"We've seen a distinct increase in the number of foreigners since Poland joined the European Union in 2004 and the start of budget flights to nearby Krakow at around the same time," Mensfelt said.

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