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Record of visitors to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2019

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Some 396,000 visitors were from Poland, 200,000 from Britain, 120,000 from the United States, 104,000 from Italy, 73,000 from Germany, 70,000 from Spain, 67,000 from France, 59,000 from Israel, 42,000 from Ireland and 40,000 from Sweden.

WARSAW— A record 2.32 million people have visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau  former Nazi concentration and extermination camp in southern Poland in 2019,  about 170,000 more than in 2018,  the Auschwitz memorial reported.

Some 2.15 million people visited the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp in southern Poland in 2018 — about 50,000 more than the previous record set in 2017.

Some 396,000 visitors were from Poland, 200,000 from Britain, 120,000 from the United States, 104,000 from Italy, 73,000 from Germany, 70,000 from Spain, 67,000 from France, 59,000 from Israel, 42,000 from Ireland and 40,000 from Sweden.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum was set up in 1947. The 191-hectare (472-acre) site comprises the former Auschwitz main camp and the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp with a total of around 150 buildings and around 300 ruins, including the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria.

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