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Poland to sue over references to 'Polish death camps'

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 14.02.2016 10:30
Poland's Justice Minister has announced that a new bill could see the country pressing charges over reports in the international media about “Polish death camps” in relation to Nazi German WWII compounds.
Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photo: Flickr.com/Adam TasAuschwitz-Birkenau. Photo: Flickr.com/Adam Tas

“This will be a bill that meets the expectations of Poles, who are accused around the world – in Europe, even in Germany, that they are the perpetrators of the Holocaust; that in Poland there are 'Polish concentration camps, Polish gas chambers',” Ziobro, who will shortly also take on the role of public prosecutor, told the RMF FM station.

“Enough with the lies! Someone must be made responsible,” Ziobro added, explaining that at the beginning of next week the deputy justice minister will present the draft bill.

The use of the term "Polish concentration camp” by international media outlets has sparked numerous complaints from Poland in recent years, prompting some news agencies to change their style guidelines.

In 2007, following a Polish request, the World Heritage Committee attempted to clarify the matter by listing the Auschwitz camp as a "German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp". (rg)

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