The Auschwitz-Birkenau foundation has raised close to 100 of the 120 million euros necessary for the preservation of the camp, the organization’s CEO Jacek Kastelaniec told The Jerusalem Post during an interview ahead of International Holocaust Day earlier this week.
“We have already raised 99m. euros and are very close to achieving our goal of raising 120m. euros for the preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. We have to maintain the camp so that future generations will learn of the horror that occurred there,” said Kastelaniec
Heavy rains and floods in Poland in recent years have led to the severe deterioration of many of the barracks at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
At the end of 2009, fearing the loss of these historic buildings, the management of the camp’s museum created a foundation to raise funds globally for the preservation of the camp. Kastelaniec, 30, the director-general of the foundation, consulted with experts on methods to preserve the concentration camp.
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