Good thing Fagan showed his face. Now my post doesn't seem as bad.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Auschwitz museum sells memorabilia, which is kind of creepy....but the $ go for the concept of "lest we forget" and battling holocaust deniers etc. I'm OK with that. When I was there the locals said the museum and state run site were well financed by voluntary visitor donations. However, that was in the late 80's
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Museums do rely on patrons and donations and grants, but the initiatives need not be tacky. The museum gift shops I've visited haven't been kitschy at all. And this museum is special because of the unidentified remains. Hallowed ground.