Kosher Café Project in Auschwitz Town

A kickstarter campaign from the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Poland has raised nearly $25,000 to convert the last Jewish home in the town of Auschwitz into a kosher vegetarian café.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site in southern Poland registered a record 1.43 million visitors in 2012, and the new café adjacent to the Auschwitz Jewish Center hopes to provide for some of the tourists visiting the town.

The site proposed for the café belonged to Szymon Kluger, the last Jew to live in the town of Auschwitz. He returned after the Holocaust and lived there until his death in 2000. The café aims to save the historic building and prevent its collapse.

During the European football championship in 2012, Poland hosted games and saw the players of many European football teams visit the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp, including England and Germany.


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