Jewish Journal

Congressman pledges to end delay to U.S. gift for Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation

By Jonah Lowenfeld

December 23, 2013 | 10:35 am

In 2010, the U.S. pledged $15 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, towards the $160 million endowment that will help preserve the structures at the Nazi death camp -- including the guard towers seen here -- in perpetuity. None of that money has reached the foundation to date, making the U.S. the only country among the 28 supporters of the project that has not made good on any part of its contribution. Photo Peter Thorpe / Courtesy Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp where 1.1 million Jews and other victims were murdered, was not built to last forever. But that’s exactly what the... More.