- It is enouraging that the world starts to wake up. This is thanks to the letters like yours. Congratulations! Bravo! RomualdMessage 1 of 3 , Mar 1 8:14 AMView SourceIt is enouraging that the world starts to wake up. This is thanks to the letters like yours. Congratulations! Bravo!
> From: Anne Kaczanowski <annekaczanowski@...>
> Date: 2006/02/28 Tue PM 06:17:02 EST
> To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Polish Concentration correction
> I also wrote a letter regarding the Polish Concentration reference. This was the response to my letter.
> Dear Ms. Kaczanowski,
> You will see below that we corrected our error immediately (the following day) and we ran a letter from the Polish ambassador. We are very sorry to have made such
> an error and our editors know to be more careful about such terminology in the future.
> Sylvia Stead
> Deputy Editor
> Thursday, February 16, 2006
> A Feb. 14 Review news item was incorrect in a reference to a concentration camp. The camp was set up by Nazi Germany in German-occupied Poland.
> It's German, not Polish
> Thursday, February 16, 2006
> PIOTR OGRODZINSKI
> Polish ambassador
> Ottawa -- I am writing to you to express my concern, as well a protest in strong terms, over an inaccurate representation used in your brief article Podeswa Holocaust Film Set To Shoot In Greece, Canada (Review, Feb. 14). According to the article, "the trade paper Variety reports that the film tells the tale of a child who escapes a Polish concentration camp to Greece, and later moves to Canada as a young adult."
> The term "Polish concentration camp" might leave doubt in the minds of Canadian readers as to who created and operated camps in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War. This is offensive to Poland and Polish people.
> I believe you should follow the recommendation of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council and, when referring to concentration camps, use qualifiers such as "in occupied Poland" or "in Nazi-occupied Poland." Only then will you have described the reality to your readers.
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- Hi, here is the STATEMETN ON POLAND AND THE AUSCHWITZ COMMEMORATION, issued by the American Jewish Committee Executive Director David A. Harris: The AmericanMessage 2 of 3 , Mar 1 10:24 AMView Source
Hi, here is the STATEMETN ON POLAND AND THE AUSCHWITZ COMMEMORATION, issued by the American Jewish Committee Executive Director David A. Harris:The American Jewish Committee wishes to express appreciation to Poland for hosting the commemorative event to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and gratitude to Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski for his eloquent and stirring words at the ceremony.We would also like to remind those who are either unaware of the facts or careless in their choice of words, as has been the case with some media outlets, that Auschwitz-Birkenau and the other death camps, including Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka, were conceived, built and operated by Nazi Germany and its allies.The camps were located in German-occupied Poland, the European country with the far largest Jewish population, but they were most emphatically not "Polish camps".This is not a mere semantic matter. Historical integrity and accuracy hang in the balance.Poland was the first nation attacked by the Third Reich, which ignited the Second World War on September 1, 1939. Polish forces faught valiantly, but were overwhelmed by the larger and better equipped Nazi army that invaded them from the west, and then by the Soviet army, an ally of Hitler at the time, which attacked from the east.Nonetheless, Polish forces in exile continued to struggle against Hitler, together, of course, with other Allied troops, until the war's end. And it should also never be forgotten that, in addition to Polish Jews, who were targeted for total annihilation by the Nazi Final Solution, other Poles, including political prisoners such as Professor Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, who spoke so movingly at Auschwitz on January 27, and who was a key figure in the Polish underground, were also seized by the Nazis and incarcerated in concentration camps.Any misrepresentation of Poland's role in the Second World War, whether intentional or accidental, would be most regrettable and therefore whould not be left unchallenged.New York, January 30, 2005May I suggest that this statement (originally sent to me by Tilford Bartman, I think) is saved by everyone and then enclosed each time you protest against the misuse of 'Polish concentration camps' phrase or other related issues.Jagna