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Cash crunch closes Poland death camp site

/ Source: The Associated Press

An official in Poland says an exhibition hall at the former Nazi death camp of Sobibor has been closed because of a lack of funds.

The memorial site's spokesman, Marek Bem, also said guided tours at the site have been discontinued.

Bem said talks are now under way with the Culture Ministry to secure financing that would allow the exhibition hall to reopen next year. He said the problems arise from the fact that Sobibor is funded by the local government rather than the central government, like other Holocaust sites.

An outdoor memorial mound of ashes, plaques and stone monuments to the victims remain accessible to visitors.