By Marcus Dysch, August 22, 2008
Almost £50 million is needed to preserve buildings at Auschwitz, according to officials maintaining the site.
Museum director Piotr Cywinski has appealed to EU governments to help fund repair work and create new exhibition centres.
The Polish government contributes around 10 million zloty (£2.5m) each year, with foreign contributors donating around 600,000 zloty (£150,000).
Some former barracks buildings require urgent reinforcement, with funds also needed to convert other structures into educational rooms for visitors.