Pig farm stays at Czech camp site
The Czech government does not want to pay money to
remove a pig farm from the site of the former concentration
This news was published by the Czech news agency CTK,
earlier this week.
Prime minister Mirek Topolanek said that the government is
supporting the construction of a new memorial near the farm in Lety, South
Bohemia, but does not intend to move the
The Committee for Compensation of Romany
Holocaust Victims (VPORH) disagrees with preserving of the farm, as it is the
very spot on which 326 people died during World War Two.
prime minister said, "Every previous government promised to solve the problem of
Lety but none of the governments found enough money to implement the project of
the removal of the farm to another place. No one will manage to do this because
no one will find such a sum in the state budget."
Estimates for the
costs for removing the pig farm are varying, up to almost €29
Jan Cech, director of the Agpi
company, the owner of the pig farm, welcomed the preservation.
is positive news to us and I must frankly say that it is also logical. The
insecurity concerns not only company employees and its owners, but also
suppliers and buyers who do not know whether to continue their cooperation with
us," Cech said.
â€¢ Agpi (in Czech)
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