MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

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Germans will pay for it. Preservation of the Camp Perimeter Fence

10-01-2000

Under an agreement signed last December between the German Federal Land of Lower Saxony (representing the German Länder) and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, work will begin in 2000 on the preservation of the perimeter fence at the site of Auschwitz concentration camp (Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau).

During the first two years (200-2001), the Länder will assign approximately 2,000,000 zloty for this work. The overall cost of the work, expected to last five years, is estimated at 7,5000,000 zloty.

Over 3,600 concrete fence posts and several dozen meters of prefabricated concrete walls will be preserved.