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Record numbers visit Auschwitz


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/record_numbers_visit_auschwitz_20110113

The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp attracted a record number of visitors in 2010. Some 1.38 million people visited the site in southern Poland, up from 1.3 million in 2009, the Auschwitz memorial museum announced Wednesday. More than a half-million Poles visited the site, as well as 84,000 British citizens, 74,000 Italians, 68,000 Germans and 63,000 French nationals, according to a statement released by the museum. About 59,000 Israeli visitors came to the site.

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