Auschwitz Renamed

The United Nations has agreed to rename Auschwitz concentration camp from "Auschwitz Concentration Camp" to "the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz." It was done at the request of the Polish government "to stress that Nazi Germans, not Poles, were responsible for the world's most notorious death camp." Poland objected to references to "Polish gas chambers" at the "Polish concentration camp" in foreign media.

Editor's comment: I suppose this will now stop the foreign media from referring to Auschwitz as the "Polish concentration camp."

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