United States offers USD 2 mln to Auschwitz Foundation

"Today I announced @StateDept's intention to contribute an additional $2M to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, in cooperation with Congress," Pompeo wrote on Twitter. Jim Lo Scalzo/PAP/EPA

The US State Department will donate USD 2 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation in contribution to the maintenance of the Nazi-German death camp's memorial site in southern Poland, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Monday.

"Today I announced @StateDept's intention to contribute an additional $2M to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, in cooperation with Congress. This is in addition to the $15M we previously provided so the world will #NeverForget the unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

According to the Foundation, which oversees the maintenance of the Auschwitz site, the United States is the second biggest donor, after Germany.

On Monday, Poland hosted the main ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz.