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Record Interest in Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials at Poland’s World War Two Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp say the site hosted a record number of tourists in 2012. In a statement on the museum’s website Friday, officials said more than 1.4 million visitors toured the Holocaust memorial site in southern Poland last year. The visitors came from all over the world, including Poland, […]

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French Pledge $6.5 Million to Auschwitz-Birkenau Fund

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials at Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum have announced that France plans to donate $6.5 million over the next five years to help preserve the site of the former Nazi death camp. Museum officials said Tuesday that Prime Minister Francois Fillon pledged the money to an international fund for preserving the site, which contains barracks, gas […]

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Polish Authorities Reopen Auschwitz Investigations

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish authorities have reopened investigations into crimes committed at Auschwitz and other concentration camps in the country during World War Two, in a final attempt to track down any remaining Nazi perpetrators. The announcement was made Thursday by the Institute of National Remembrance, the state body charged with investigating wartime crimes. If new perpetrators are […]

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Israeli Couple Confess to Auschwitz Artifact Theft

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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An Israeli couple have confessed to stealing historic artifacts from the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp in Poland and settled for a suspended prison sentence and a fine. Polish Prosecutor Mariusz Slomka said Saturday the couple — a 60-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife — are free to go back to Israel. The couple were arrested […]

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