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Referring to German Concentration Camp in Poland as "Polish" is Incorrect

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By Jan Niechwiadowicz

It is with regret that I notice in your article “US court stays deportation of ex-Nazi guard”; you refer to the
German concentration camp in Poland as "Polish". I trust that this is an inadvertent mistake rather than a deliberate distortion.

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Dear Sir,

It is with regret that I notice in your article “US court stays deportation of ex-Nazi guard”; you refer to the German concentration camp in Poland as "Polish". I trust that this is an inadvertent mistake rather than a deliberate distortion.

As Krzystof W. Kasprzyk, Consul General of Poland in New York, said, “The subject here is one innocent adjective: ''Polish." But this short word may denote putting the blame for the most atrocious crime of genocide in human history on a wrong nation.”

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He is supported by World Jewish Congress, which has stated: “Poland should not be blamed for the Holocaust, to blame here are the Nazis and their allies”

David Peleg, The Ambassador of Israel to Warsaw, Poland, echoed those warnings when he said: "We, being Jews and Israelis, with reject resolutely terminology such as "Polish concentration camps". These prejudicial and erroneous phrases represent primarily testimony about ignorance and lack of understanding of fundamental historical truth. Every thinking man knows that it was the Nazis who selected Poland for central site for dreadful genocide of extermination of European Jews. On the Polish soil the Germans built terrifying camps where they systematically murdered 4.5 million Jews (including 3 million Polish Jews) and other nationalities including thousands of Poles."

Please correct this error immediately. it was a GERMAN concentration camp imposed on occupied Poland.

Regards

Jan Niechwiadowicz
Cardiff CF11 7JR


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