Auschwitz begins $150 million restoration project

09.06.2012                      19.Siwan. 5772                      Beha'alotcha

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Auschwitz begins $150 million restoration project

Some 20 countries support the project, with the highest donations and declarations coming from Germany, the U.S., and Poland.

A ceremony on the grounds of Auschwitz officially kicked off a multi-year, $150 million conservation project.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum on Wednesday officially opened its Global Conservation Plan, which will take many years of conservation work funded by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
Israeli Ambassador to Poland Zvi Rav-Ner during the ceremony called the initiative “a holy mission.” Auschwitz was a “German Nazi death factory,” he said, in which 1.5 million people were killed….