Angela Merkel visits the first time That the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial on Friday Following 14 years since the German Chancellor.
Merkel, followed by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki throughout the trip, will deliver a 60 million euro contribution to help preserve the location where the Nazis conducted their biggest death camp.
The Chancellor reported the contribution, half of that comes in Germany’s federal government and a half by the regional authorities, would see to it that the memorial is maintained.
“I’m quite pleased we could agree the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial will acquire extra money,” she said after meeting German state premiers.
She’ll be the next German chancellor to see Auschwitz. The excursion occurs before this 75th anniversary of camp’s liberation from the Soviets on January 27, 1945, and also the 10th anniversary since the launching of this Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
Over 3 million of Poland’s 3.2 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for roughly half of those Jews murdered in the Holocaust.