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The Law on the Protection of Former Nazi Death Camps that was passed in May has regulated issues associated with such sites, which are now treated as landmarks. The grounds occupied by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the surrounding buffer zone are therefore designated in a final way.
The press carried articles about archival material recovered by the Museum from the Russians. It consists in part of documents listing the names of forced laborers and lists of German firms engaged in constructing the camp.
Members of the United States Congress began an energetic campaign calling on Poland to return the paintings by the former Auschwitz prisoner. Nevada Representative Shelley Berkley (D) read an appeal in the House for Poland and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum to return seven works left behind in the camp to 76-year-old Dina Gottliebova-Babbitt, who painted them.
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