January 13, 2011
Record numbers visit Auschwitz
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.
Some 850,000 of the visitors ranged from schoolchildren to university students.
About 1 million Jews were killed in Auschwitz during the Holocaust.