Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Auschwitz By Any Other Name --
Via Haaretz:

he Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has backed Poland's bid to have the Auschwitz concentration camp renamed to highlight the fact that it was built and run by Nazi Germany during World War II.

The Polish government's request to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the name of the site of mass genocide to be changed from Auschwitz Concentration Camp to the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau has caused international controversy.

Poland's request comes after a string of incidents over the last decade in which international media mistakenly have referred to the camp as Polish due to its location.
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