Auschwitz broke the record for number of visitors

Auschwitz broke the record for number of visitors

The Museum, located on the territory of the former Nazi camp Auschwitz (or Auschwitz), in the 2017th set a record attendance. It was visited by 2.2 million people from around the world, which is 50 thousand more than last year, reports Deutsche Welle.

Of these, nearly half a million poles, 339 thousand Americans, 183 thousands of Britons and 85 thousand Germans. It is noted that the sharply increased number of visitors from Ukraine, Canada and Greece: 50%, 36 and 32 percent, respectively.

Until 2001, the Museum of the concentration camp was visited at least half a million people.

Auschwitz concentration camp located 60 kilometers from Krakow. Considered the largest and most long existed a Nazi death camp, one of the main symbols of the Holocaust. According to various estimates, in Auschwitz, were killed about 1.4 million people, more than a million of them were Jews. In 1947 in the former camp, a Museum was opened.