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1.5 million visitors to Auschwitz museum in ‘14 sets mark

(JTA) – More than 1.5 million people visited the former Auschwitz concentration camp in 2014, setting a record. It was the highest attendance ever at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Poland, according to its museum. The most visitors came from Poland, with 398,000, followed by Great Britain at 199,000 and the United States at 92,000. Germany and Israel had the fifth and sixth highest totals, 75,000 and 62,000, respectively. Over 10,000 people from around the world participated in educational projects, seminars, conferences or study visits at Auschwitz in 2014, according to the museum.

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