Sunday, July 04, 2010

Hillary Clinton Announces United States Pledge of Fifteen Million Dollars ($15M) for Auschwitz Concentration Camp Preservation

In this country's current economic state, why is the Secretary of State pledging millions of dollars to the preservation of a concentration camp in another country where thousands of people were killed? Why would someone want to preserve a place of such horrors? Nevertheless, taxpayer dollars should not be used to preserve this concentration camp. I'm sure there are private donors who would be willing to foot the bill.

The Obama administration has pledged $15 million to the foundation created to preserve the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the grant Saturday that will go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, created in 2008 after the museum at Auschwitz said it lacked the funds needed for renovations. The group has sought more than $150 million in contributions from the international community.

Source: The Hill

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