July 13, 2006
An Auschwitz By Any Other Name Is Still Just As Reprehensible
“Poland wins name change for Auschwitz death camp”
That’s the headline of a Reuters article yesterday evening. I think it’s quite unbelievable. And, as it turns out, it probably is.
Although the Polish Cultural Minister, Kazimierz Ujazdowski, claimed "This decision marks a victory for both Poland and historical truth," the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of the UN is back-peddling on its decision, noting that "further international consultation" is required.
Ian Marciulionyte, of the WHC, is now quoted as saying, "In view of these complex criteria, the WHC will discuss at its next session the name of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp on the World Heritage List."
Oh, what was the new name for Auschwitz? Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz.
Whatever the outcome, most people will just call it Auschwitz anyway.
Posted by Diane Prange at July 13, 2006 8:46 AM
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