Auschwitz museum urges people to pre-book their visits as numbers of visitors surge

April 22, 2015 10:13 AM

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WARSAW, Poland – Authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum are warning that the number of visitors to the former German death camp is growing so high that they might have to start turning people away.

The memorial site on Wednesday urged potential visitors to book their visits online ahead of time to prevent that from happening. It said there have been more than 250,000 visitors so far this year, a rise of more than 40 percent compared with the same period last year, which itself hit a record wit...

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