Auschwitz museum seeks world funding


The museum at the Auschwitz death camp is warning that its historic buildings will collapse without funding from world governments.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland is hoping that the European Union will foot some of the $100 million needed to reinforce and restore deteriorating structures, including wooden barracks, as well as to create new facilities for tour groups and artifact storage.

“An unfathomable bureaucratic standoff has gone on for several years, making it impossible to carry out this essential task that will benefit everyone.” museum director Piotr Cywinski told the Polish-language newspaper Dziennik Polski on Wednesday.

Cywinski credited the Polish government for absorbing the brunt of the cost of maintaining the museum.




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