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Auschwitz-Birkenau

After a coronavirus pause, Auschwitz reopens to visitors

Closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau reopens July 1. The downtime was used for maintenance and restoration. Like many museums in Europe, the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland's Oświęcim has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. On March 12, 2020, the international memorial…
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June 30, 2020
Auschwitz-Birkenau

Facebook removes Trump ads displaying symbol used by Nazis

WASHINGTON — Facebook on Thursday removed advertisements posted on its platform by the Trump campaign that prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis to classify political prisoners in concentration camps during World War II, saying the imagery violated company policy.The Trump campaign had used the ads, with a picture of…
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June 19, 2020
Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germany doubles fund to preserve Auschwitz-Birkenau

Germany has doubled its share of a fund to preserve the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to 120 million euros ($135 million), Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday, according to AFP. The death camp, which is located in Poland, was where Nazi officials murdered 1.1 million people, a million of whom were…
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June 17, 2020
Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz Museum and Memorial appeals for emergency funding

A sign reading "Stop!" in German and Polish is seen at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz - KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERSThe Auschwitz Museum and Memorial in Poland has launched an emergency appeal for funding, saying it faces an "unprecedented situation" owing to the effects of the pandemic lockdown.The…
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June 4, 2020