Auschwitz Museum Launches Online Lessons for Visitors

Lessons, in English and Polish, developed to prepare would-be visitors, who increasingly know less and less about the war.

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AP - The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum has launched online lessons to prepare would-be visitors to the memorial site, many of whom today know almost nothing about World War II or Nazism.

The site of the former death camp has seen the number of visitors rise for years, reaching a record 1.5 million last year.

But at the same time museum officials say visitors increasingly know less and less about the war or what happened at Auschwitz, where more than one million people, mainly Jews, were murdered.

The museum announced the online lessons on Tuesday. They are in English and Polish.