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Poland - Germany Donates To Auschwitz Repairs

Published on: March 1, 2009 04:31 PM
By: Reuters
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Poland - Germany will give €1 million ($1.3 million) for badly needed restoration work at the Auschwitz death camp museum in neighboring Poland.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says the donation followed an appeal from Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to all 27 European Union members to contribute to a fund to preserve the Nazi-built camp. The Polish government says it needs up to €100 million for restoration work at the camp.

Steinmeier said Friday Germany would contribute more in the next budgetary year and said it would encourage German businesses and private foundations to donate. Tusk’s office was not immediately able to comment.


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 Mar 01, 2009 at 03:51 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a nice gesture by the Germans..

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 04:11 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

This is a nice gesture by the Germans..

Yes...this is a wonderful act of tzadakah...such generosity in difficult economic times...I'm waiting for some VIN poster to offer a "Kol Hakovod" to our yekkeshe friends...Am I the only one who finds this whole story almost unbelieveable and beyond offensive....

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 04:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Yes...this is a wonderful act of tzadakah...such generosity in difficult economic times...I'm waiting for some VIN poster to offer a "Kol Hakovod" to our yekkeshe friends...Am I the only one who finds this whole story almost unbelieveable and beyond offensive....

No, it is as you say beyond offensive.

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 04:21 PM been there Says:

i dont think anymore money should be put into that terrible place, i was there in the summer and its disgusting how it has been made into more of a museum than a rememberance of a camp. majdanek, a camp in lublin poland has been left exactly as it was sixty years ago..

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 Mar 01, 2009 at 04:44 PM Yaakovsladder Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Yes...this is a wonderful act of tzadakah...such generosity in difficult economic times...I'm waiting for some VIN poster to offer a "Kol Hakovod" to our yekkeshe friends...Am I the only one who finds this whole story almost unbelieveable and beyond offensive....

No, you're not the only one.

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 Mar 02, 2009 at 09:22 AM Anonymous Says:

The only reason Germany is paying for repairs it that they'd like it in working order...just in case

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 Mar 02, 2009 at 03:22 PM Anonymous Says:

To #4 I think it should be repaired. Remember that is the only place we have to go to for some of our families. If we do not fix it and it falls apart who will you blame? Yourself?? No !! It should be fixed !! Not only for the Jewish people, but for all humanity to REMEMBER and NEVER to forget!! Never!!

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 Mar 02, 2009 at 06:43 PM Rebbe 1 Says:

So they should!

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 Mar 04, 2009 at 06:48 AM me Says:

#6,
you beat me to the punchline. renovate is a very bad term. You would think they would have a little common sense.

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