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Poland wins Auschwitz name change
CNN ^

Posted on 07/12/2006 8:35:55 AM PDT by SmoothTalker

"The United Nations has agreed to rename Auschwitz concentration camp to stress that Nazi Germans, not Poles, were responsible for the world's most notorious death camp, Poland's Culture Ministry said on Wednesday.

"Auschwitz Concentration Camp", a U.N. heritage site, will be renamed "the Former Nazi German Concentration Camp of Auschwitz", the ministry of culture said in a statement."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; poland
What a bunch of PC crap. Everyone knows who was behind what on there. Every single person.
1 posted on 07/12/2006 8:35:57 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: SmoothTalker
You mean Kosciusko didn't write "Mein Kampf"? This is news!
2 posted on 07/12/2006 8:38:42 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: SmoothTalker
"Poles, Gypsies, homosexuals and Russians also died at the camp."

And who says the media doesn't have an agenda?

3 posted on 07/12/2006 8:40:42 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: SmoothTalker
This is not PC in my opinion. It puts the blame squarely where it should be : on the Nazi's who were Germans.

To call these camps anything less today is PC.

4 posted on 07/12/2006 8:42:00 AM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: SmoothTalker
I guess the Poles are worried about the airheads of the future who will have difficulty grasping why a German concentration camp was located in present-day Poland.

I don't know anyone who visited Auschwitz and came thinking that the Poles had anything to do with such atrocities. Nevertheless, I have no objection to clarifying the subject for the few morons out there.

5 posted on 07/12/2006 8:43:08 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: HarleyD; BlackElk; A. Pole; ninenot
"Poles, Gypsies, homosexuals and Russians also died at the camp."

And who says the media doesn't have an agenda?


They "forgot" to mention the Catholic priests who were executed at Auschwitz, such as St. Maximilian Kolbe. Hmmmm . . . maybe that's not part of the agenda.
6 posted on 07/12/2006 8:44:26 AM PDT by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: SmoothTalker

It's not political correctness. It's just correctness.

In fact, calling it a "name change" isn't even accurate. The name has been made more precise. They have revised and extended the name to make it much more precise.


7 posted on 07/12/2006 8:44:36 AM PDT by Petronski (I just love that woman.)
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To: SmoothTalker

8 posted on 07/12/2006 8:44:40 AM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: Petronski


BUMP!


9 posted on 07/12/2006 8:46:07 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: SmoothTalker

I thought that they would want the name changed to "Oswiecim".


10 posted on 07/12/2006 8:49:18 AM PDT by Ozone34
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To: SmoothTalker

I know that The Artist Formally Known as Prince will be happy about this.


11 posted on 07/12/2006 8:56:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (My head hurts.)
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To: Ozone34
I thought that they would want the name changed to "Oswiecim".

After Poland was defeated by Nazi Germany in 1939, the territory of Oswiecim was annexed to Germany and the name was changed to Auschwitz.

After the defeat of Nazis in 1945, Auschwitz together with other lands like Silesia, Pomerania and part of East Prussia was joined to Poland. The names were changed to Polish. Auschwitz back to Oswiecim, Breslau to Wroclaw, Danzig to Gdansk etc ...

So the German camp in Auschwitz WAS NOT on Polish territory.

12 posted on 07/12/2006 8:56:14 AM PDT by A. Pole ("Gay marriage" - Karl Rove's conspiracy to defeat Democrats?)
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To: Howlin

Or, The Knights who until recently said; "Ni".


13 posted on 07/12/2006 8:56:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy

:-)


14 posted on 07/12/2006 8:58:34 AM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: llevrok

"This is not PC in my opinion. It puts the blame squarely where it should be : on the Nazi's who were Germans."

But everyone already knows that anyway. Every single pole and german knows who was responsable and what the camp was


15 posted on 07/12/2006 9:09:57 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: SmoothTalker

So this where the Anehiem Angels of Los Angeles got the idea!!!!!!!


16 posted on 07/12/2006 9:15:30 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: SmoothTalker

I was interetsed in the fact that Auschwitz is a UN National heritage site.

The way the UN hates the Jews I am surprised they dont call it a shrine.


17 posted on 07/12/2006 9:32:58 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: SmoothTalker

I visited a concentration camp near Gdinya, Poland last month (I can't remember the exact name of the camp). Very emotional tour. The thought never occured to me that the Poles were responsible.


18 posted on 07/12/2006 9:33:58 AM PDT by bethelgrad (for God, country, the Marine Corps, and now the Navy Chaplain Corps OOH RAH!)
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To: SmoothTalker
Go through this, maybe you'll change your mind

APPEAL AGAINST "POLISH DEATH" CAMPS
19 posted on 07/12/2006 2:05:48 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: bethelgrad

Probably Stutthoff (in Polish Sztutowo).


20 posted on 07/12/2006 2:09:26 PM PDT by lizol (Liberal - a man with his mind open ... at both ends)
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To: george wythe

Sadly there are many out there who actually believed that Poles cooperated with the Germans in killing the Jews. That is why the name change is necessary, sad but true.


21 posted on 07/12/2006 2:11:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HarleyD

Nothing about the professors that were Jews to be killed in one week.

Or all the Catholic priests that were transported there and were killed after one month.

Those numbers are from a book I am reading by Paricia Treece about St. Macimillian Kolbe, a Catholic priest who gave his life in place of another prisoner. Great read and lots of history too -- "A Man for Others".


22 posted on 07/12/2006 10:10:00 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: HarleyD; RusIvan; nativeRussian; sergey1973
"Poles, Gypsies, homosexuals and Russians also died at the camp."

They listed Russians even behind homosexual nation :) Rubbish media :)

23 posted on 07/12/2006 10:50:52 PM PDT by Lukasz
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To: dfwgator
You are referring to Jedwabne?

As to the article itself: Could it have a more idiotic title? How can one "win" a name change? What was second prize?

Personally, I think the name change on some obscure UN list doesn't matter much at all. I think that either way the subject of Auschwitz should be worth 5 minutes of one's time to explain what happened there and, of course, who the perpetrators were. If that's asking to much, maybe one better shouldn't mention Auschwitz at all...
24 posted on 07/13/2006 8:09:34 AM PDT by wolf78
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To: Lukasz

I don't hold CNN or any "Mainstream" Liberal Western media in high regard.

However, when it comes to Aushwicz, while a slaughterhouse for millions of people, it's first and foremost a Jewish tragedy. The majority of those perished in this horrible place were Jews murdered simply for being born Jews.

Definitely there were also Poles, Soviet POW's (Russians, Ukrainians, etc) and other groups who died in Aushwicz.

However, no other group was targeted for a complete exterminations by Nazis as were Jews and it must be remembered.


25 posted on 07/13/2006 11:03:54 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: SmoothTalker
Not to search far away. Read comment 26 here and you'll find Jewish American FReepers who think these were Polish camps.
26 posted on 07/17/2006 12:04:35 AM PDT by twinself
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