Poland earmarks funds for Auschwitz

Poland earmarks funds for Auschwitz

Poland’s government has earmarked funds to improve accessibility to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp memorial for visitors and to develop educational programs about the notorious Holocaust site.

At a session on Aug. 2, the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk pledged almost $12 million to local authorities to be spent between 2012 and 2015 on developing access roads leading to the museum and other infrastructure.

The money also would be spent on teaching undergraduate students about human rights, international relations and peace initiatives.

Nazis who occupied Poland during World War II killed more than

1 million people from 1940 to 1945 at Auschwitz and nearby Birkenau. Most of the victims were Jewish. — ap