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February 20, 2018

Auschwitz was not a “Polish death camp”

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 4:13 pm

My photo of the ruins of a gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

You must watch your language when discussing the Holocaust. It is the Germans who are guilty of killing Jews, not the Poles. Even though the Jews were killed in the country of Poland, the Polish people had nothing to do with it. You must never use the phrase “Polish death camp”. Instead, you should say “Nazi death camp in Poland.”

This subject is discussed in this recent news article: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/poland-holocaust-happened-auschwitz-polish-180128094206891.html

The following quote is from the news article:

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A bitter diplomatic row has climaxed between Poland and Israel after the Polish parliament passed a bill rejecting the phrase “Polish death camps” to describe Auschwitz.

Israel has summoned Poland’s charge d’affaires to the foreign ministry on Sunday, the ministry said.

The lower house of the Polish parliament passed the bill in response to foreign media calling Auschwitz and other Nazi-run camps as “Polish death camps”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Poland on Saturday of denying history with a bill outlawing any reference to the Nazi death camps in the country as being Polish.

“The law is baseless. I strongly oppose it. One cannot change history and the Holocaust cannot be denied,” the premier said in a statement.

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