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September 2, 2016

The phrase you should never say: “Poland’s former concentration camps”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 9:41 am

The correct way to write about the former concentration camps in Poland is this: “former NAZI concentration camps in Poland”.

The quote, in the title of my blog post today, is from a news article which you can read in full at

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“Following an impactful trip through Poland’s former concentration camps, local educators are reflecting on their experience for inclusion in a documentary.”

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This news article insinuates that the former camps for Jews, located in Poland, were camps run by the Polish government, not by the German government. The Polish people hate when that happens.

Please get it right! The bad guys were the German people, not the Polish people.

You can read all about the gas chambers at Majdanek on my website at

The word impactful will not go through a spell checker, which indicates that this is not a word in the English language.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Tracey Filben said the experience was rewarding but emotionally draining. She added the trip included visits to Auschwitz, Majdanek and Treblinka concentration camps, along with the Warsaw ghetto, Oskar Schindler’s factory in Krakow and several Jewish memorials.

“Majdanek was a concentration camp that was invaded by the Russians and it is still standing because the Germans couldn’t destroy it to hide the evidence, so we walked through the gas chambers and could see the scratches from people’s fingernails in the wall,” she said. “It’s just impossible to put your head in that space of the sheer volume of the number for killings that went on.”

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I highly disapprove of these student trips, on which today’s young people are taught to hate the German people.


My photo above shows a window in one of the gas chambers at Majdanek.

At least, the Germans were nice enough to put a window in one of the gas chambers at Majdanek, so that the Jews did not have to die in a room with no light.

You might think that a glass window should not have been put into a gas chamber because the Jews could have broken the window and climbed out.  Actually, this window was very high on the wall, and the Jews were mostly short people.