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Austria in £5m Auschwitz donation

Austria's parliament has authorised a donation of £5.1 million towards helping to renovate a memorial to Holocaust victims who died at Auschwitz.

The death camp in Poland was the most infamous of the string of death camps set up by the Nazis. More than one million people, most of them Jews, died there, the majority in gas chambers.

Many Austrians supported Hitler and some of the Nazi dictator's key associates were Austrians.

The Austrian donation is part of a target of £102 million earmarked internationally to maintain the site.

Germany has agreed to contribute £51 million.


From Belfast Telegraph