10:48 Nov 13, ’06 / 22 Cheshvan 5767

(IsraelNN.com) Holocaust survivors in Israel are up in arms over a plan to make the memorial at the Auschitz-Birkenau death camps more aesthetic. The survivors fear the “improvements” will be more grandiose than the pleasant gardens at Dachau and Sachsenhausen.

The new director of the memorial, Dr. Piotr Cywinski, said he plans to replace the current exhibit with a more attractive one aimed at delivering an educational message against anti-Semitism and racism. Noah Flug, president of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, said, “We are opposed to the beautification of the site.”