Poland - Germany will give â‚¬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 â‚¬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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