Nazi concentration camp received a record number of visitors


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The Holocaust Museum, organized on the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau near the Polish town of Oswiecim, for 2018 called for 2.15 million people from around the world. About it reports The Local.

This is a record — the previous record, set in 2017, was lower by about 50 thousand. The Museum, located in the southern part of Poland, called for 405 thousand poles, 281 thousand Britons, 136 million Americans, 116 thousand Italians, 95 thousand Spaniards, 76 thousand Germans, 69 thousand of the French and 65 thousand citizens of Israel.

The Museum’s website over the past year has collected more than 27 million views.

In the largest concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (known as Auschwitz in the name of a nearby city) from 1940 to 1945 were killed approximately 1.1 million people. Mostly the victims were the Jews who were brought there from all over Europe. Also among them were poles, Gypsies and Soviet prisoners of war.

The day of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops installed the UN as the International day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. The Museum on site was established in 1947. 150 buildings and 300 destroyed buildings that comprise the complex of death camps, since 1979, are located in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

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