Germany Dedicates Funds for Auschwitz Renovation





The spokeswoman said the government was in contact with Polish authorities about what was required.

"We consider it a core duty of Germany to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive," she said.

Decaying site

An estimated 1.1 million European Jews died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz during World War II. The concentration camp, built in 1940, is badly in need of repair.

Without foreign assistance it faces falling into decay, according to the director of the Auschwitz memorial center, Piotr Cywinski, who sought international funding last summer.




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