The red brick barracks that housed starving inmates are sinking into ruin. Time has warped victims' leather shoes into strange shapes. Human hair sheared to make cloth is slowly turning to dust. Auschwitz, the world's most powerful and important testament to Nazi Germany's crimes, is falling victim to age and mass tourism, prompting a global campaign to raise $165 million to create a "perpetual fund" whose interest can be drawn on indefinitely to repair barracks, watchtowers, crematoria and other structures at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum and memorial in southern Poland.
Auschwitz decays, donations sought
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