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Auschwitz museum warns that visitors could be turned away due to huge spike in interest

Reposted from THE INDEPENDENT

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The Auschwitz-Birenkau State Museum, which was once a Nazi death camp, is warning that the number of visitors is reaching such heights that people may soon be turned away.

A 40 per cent spike in visitors in the first three months of 2015, when compared with last year, has led officials to urge people to book online before they arrive at the site in Poland, to avoid being sent away.

Some 250,000 extra visitors have walked through the iron gates of Auschwitz this year, after a record-breaking 1.5 million people chose to educate themselves about the Holocaust at the museum last year.

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