The Auschwitz Jewish Centre has launched an international crowd-funding campaign to create a memorial park where the Great Synagogue stood before it was destroyed by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Some 12,000 Jewish and Polish youth took part in this year's March of the Living on the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp to honour Holocaust victims. The march ended with a ceremony in the Auschwitz camp's Birkenau section.
In 2017, 2.1 million people visited the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz, in southern Poland, the Auschwitz Museum reported on its website on Wednesday. This is 50,000 more than in 2016, when the number of visitors for the first time exceeded 2 milion.
Over 100 Poles were sentenced to death by a summary police court of the Katowice (southern Poland) Gestapo, which held a session at the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp on January 5, 1945.