Berlin (AFP) The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation was founded in 2009 on the initiative of the former Auschwitz detainee and former Polish Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski. Its purpose is to ensure the preservation of the memorial on the site of the former German concentration and extermination camp. For this purpose a fund of 120 million euros is to be built up. Germany wants to contribute 60 million euros. According to the Foundation, the US has pledged 15 million euros, Poland 10 million euros.
Germany: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation
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