Britain donates to Auschwitz Fund

Commenting on the donation, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said Britain supported the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation because the atrocities committed at Auschwitz should never be forgotten. Andy Rain/PAP/EPA

Britain will donate a million pounds to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Fund in contribution to the maintenance of the Nazi-German death camp's memorial site in southern Poland.

The British government announced the decision on the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation by the Soviets.

Commenting on the donation, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, whose Czech-Jewish father emigrated to Britain after the 1938 Munich Agreement, said Britain supported the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation because the atrocities committed at Auschwitz should never be forgotten. To date Britain has paid 2.1 million pounds into the foundation, several days ago the authorities of London informed that they will donate a further 300,000 pounds.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation oversees the maintenance of the Auschwitz site, which is visited by around 300 thousand Britons every year.