‘Nazi German camps’ mobile billboard launched in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A mobile billboard reading “Death Camps Were Nazi German” has been launched in Wrocław, south-western Poland headed for the UK through Germany and Belgium.
Photo: PAP/Aleksander Koźmiński
The programme is to protest the use of the term “Polish concentration camps” by foreign media.
The billboard trailer is the brainchild of a Polish NGO.
“The idea of our campaign is simple. We demand the historical truth, we oppose the use of the term ‘Polish concentration camps’, which is commonly used by Western media,” said Dawid Hallmann, from the Fundacja Tradycji Miast i Wsi NGO which designed the billboard.
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".
Internet users have taken to social media in recent days to campaign against German broadcaster ZDF's alleged failure to apologise properly to a Polish survivor of Auschwitz for the use of the term. (rg/di)