Auschwitz / Birkenau is decaying and falling apart. Particularly Birkenau, sometimes called Auschwitz II. Auschwitz, was a former Polish military barracks made of brick and made to last. Birkenau was not made to last. Sections of both camps have been closed to the public, as they have become too dangerous and unstable. As time goes by, more and more of the camps will be closed to the public for safety and preservation reasons. Auschwitz / Birkenau needs more cash.
At the end of this BBC article, an important question is asked, who should pay? Poland has pledged to maintain the camps in perpetuity, but Poland is not a wealthy country. Many British citizens point out correctly that Germany is the reason that this camp ever came into existence, and indeed it has been giving support to the camp, but others point out the sins of the fathers should not fall all on the shoulders of the sons.
Antisemitism was never just a German phenomena, the article aptly states, and for this reason alone, preservation of these " horrific crime scenes" should forever as testament to what we are capable of as a species.
So who do you think maintain these and other holocaust sites? Do you agree that it is of vital importance to preserve and maintain sites like this? I am of the opinion that monuments and evidence of all such mass murders should be maintained and preserved. As a Catholic,and as a human being, it is important to me personally to recognize any wicked proclivities I have, accept and deal with them, pick up my cross and follow Christ. I cannot do that, unless I examine myself thoroughly. This should be done on all levels all the way up to a national, and human level, and on a national, world and human level, these takes the form of monuments, and museums, just like Auschwitz / Birkenau.
So, once again, do who you think maintain these and other holocaust sites? Do you agree that it is of vital importance to preserve and maintain sites like this?