Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Response to Comments Regarding Death Camps in Poland



It has been brought to our attention that there are several instances on our website where camps are referred to as "Polish death camps."  Yad Vashem is dedicated to providing accurate and updated historical information. For example, as can be seen here, in 2006 Yad Vashem previously supported the request of the Polish Government to add the words "the former Nazi German Camp" to the name of Auschwitz - Birkenau, and continues to support this decision.  We are grateful that this unfortunate mistake has been brought to our attention and we are already in the process of correcting it in our website. 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for understanding. You know how important is maintaining a good name for Jews. The same is for Poles. Death camps were located at the area of Poland during 2'nd WW, but were governed by the Nazis. Poland as well were governed by Nazis (mainly Germans) who invaded Poland in 1939.

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  2. Former Nazi in West German intelligence Agency 114, Alfred Benzinger, invented the term "polish death camp" to whitewash the german history. In my opinion fighting this term is the duty of everybody who wants to spread a true about Nazi death camps.

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  3. Every time I visit your blog it really completes my day, and hey its not a joke. I am telling the truth. Thank you for always inspiring us and for writing a very touching article.

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  4. Splendid news, very pleased to see this. I will be sending this announcement to a few other internet publishers / sites which sadly do not conform to this recommended code of practice / style-guide.

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