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Auschwitz seeks museum funds

August 07, 2008|From Bloomberg News

The museum on the site of the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in Poland has appealed to the international community for funding, saying it can't afford to carry out urgent repair work.

"It's time for other governments to take their turn, especially Germany," the museum's deputy director, Krystyna Oleksy, said in an interview. "Poland is hardly one of the world's richest countries and it has borne the brunt of the funding for decades now."

The museum currently has a budget of about $9.6 million a year. Half comes from the Polish government and half from tourism revenue.

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