The Poland News website reports that the United States intends to contribute 15 million dollars to an international effort to preserve the Nazi German concentration camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland.
An announcement to this effect was made on July 4, 2010 by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Krakow, Poland, where she attended the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Community of Democracies.
Clinton said in a statement: "Our contribution will help preserve the camp so that future generations can see for themselves why the world must never again allow a place of such hatred to scar the soul of humankind."
The Auschwitz site comprises 115 camp buildings, 300 ruined facilities, and hundreds of thousands of personal belongings and documents scattered over 500 acres. It was the primary site used by Adolph Hitler's Nazi Germany to murder some six million innocent Jews during World War II.