Official: Auschwitz synagogue in danger of collapse

(JTA) — The only synagogue at the Auschwitz memorial and state museum, the site of the former Nazi death camp, is in danger of collapse unless the sloping ground it sits on is reinforced. 

Tomasz Kuncewicz, director of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, told the Associated Press Tuesday that the effort to reinforce the ground beneath the Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue will begin this spring. The effort is expected to cost $330,000.

The synagogue was reopened in September 2000 after a $12 million renovation and addition of a cultural center.

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