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    Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

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    BBC NEWS | Europe | Audio-slideshow: Auschwitz in decay
    The consensus of opinion seems to favor the continued upkeep as a testament to man's inhumanity to man.
    The question as to who will or should fund the preservation is open to question.
    Should it continue to be preserved (as much as possible) or should it be permitted to continue to decay.
    As one who lost numerous relatives within it's confines, I am at odds within myself to decide which is the better course.
    Which ever way you decide, I would urge you to thoroughly explore the entire web site.

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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    How expensive can it be to maintain? Of course they should keep it open.
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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    With all the sick groups and nations in the world denying this ever happened, the camps need to be maintained for the ages. The country who allowed the atrocities should pay. Sorry. I have no empathy for their money troubles.

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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    We should make the Iranians pay for it.
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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    Isn't Auschwitz in Poland?
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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

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    Isn't Auschwitz in Poland?
    Why yes it is.
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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Why yes it is.
    Could be a logistical issue.
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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    BBC NEWS | Europe | Audio-slideshow: Auschwitz in decay
    The consensus of opinion seems to favor the continued upkeep as a testament to man's inhumanity to man.
    The question as to who will or should fund the preservation is open to question.
    Should it continue to be preserved (as much as possible) or should it be permitted to continue to decay.
    As one who lost numerous relatives within it's confines, I am at odds within myself to decide which is the better course.
    Which ever way you decide, I would urge you to thoroughly explore the entire web site.
    Auschwitz is a Jewish thing, they should keep it.

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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Could be a logistical issue.
    Come again?
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    Re: Cash crisis threat to Auschwitz

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    How expensive can it be to maintain? Of course they should keep it open.
    Did you watch the video?

    Aushwitz-Birkenau is enormous. Birkenau especially was always just a bunch of ramshackle huts scarcely designed to last a year. I don't think it's possible to preserve the entire camp indefinetly. Nothing should ever be built over it, the monument within it should be preserved and things like the railway, parts of the walls and some watchtowers should be well preserved, but trying to keep hundreds of those huts up seems a bit pointless. When I was there most were just outlines of buildings, I think they were rebuilding some of them. The Nazis destroyed huge parts of the camp as they left so preserving the ruins is probably pretty difficult and doesn't really add much to the experience. You can't actually tell a building used to be a gas chamber by staring at its ruins. Eventually those ruins are surely going to decompose into the ground, we should just let that happen.

    The proper muesums at Aushwitz deserve to be well preserved, I think that should be a lot easier given the buildings there are a bit sturdier. I don't see the problem with building a modern museum next to the camp to try and educate people about what the camp was like if the original buildings are taking a beating.
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