Wednesday, December 7th | 13 Kislev 5783

Subscribe
January 28, 2020 10:29 am
0

US Intends to Send $2 Million to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

avatar by JNS.org

The entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The US State Department, working with Congress, is slated to send $2 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation to “preserve the Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum so future generations never forget, and to further efforts to combat contemporary forms of antisemitism,” announced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday.

Between 2013 and 2018, the United States sent $15 million to support the foundation.

“The United States encourages other nations to join us in supporting the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. We firmly believe it is humanity’s duty to honor Holocaust survivors, guard the memory of Holocaust victims and all other victims of Nazi persecution, and fight back against antisemitism, and attempts to ignore and revise history,” said Pompeo. “We urge all to take active steps to make sure the horrors of the Holocaust are not repeated and future crimes against humanity are prevented.”

Additionally, the UK government also announced a similar pledge, saying it would provide £1 million funding to the foundation.

Related coverage

December 7, 2022 11:31 am

Terrorist Killed After Shooting at Military Post Near Ofra

i24 News - A terrorist shot from a passing vehicle at a military post near the Israeli settlement of Ofra...

The announcement came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is marked annually on Jan. 27, to commemorate the 11 million people who perished in the Holocaust, 6 million of whom were Jews.

Last week marked a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million people were killed, most of whom were Jews.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.