The European Union is giving nearly six million dollars to help fund structural repairs to the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The EU has agreed to help preserve the World War II site that draws nearly 1 million tourists annually. The site consists of brick administrative buildings now housing exhibits of hair, clothes and eyeglasses taken from prisoners, and the main camp with remains of the gas chambers and crematoriums facing the railroad tracks along which the prisoners were brought to the death camp. The museum has fallen into disrepair, and officials have struggled with preservation efforts. The final cost for the entire preservation project is estimated to far exceed the EU donation.
E U FUNDS REPAIRS TO AUSCHWITZ