Embassy contests German daily over "Polish concentration camp" misnomer

The Polish embassy in Berlin has demanded the German "Allgauer Zeitung" daily to revise the false phrase "Polish concentration camp" it used on its official website, the Radio Information Agency (IAR) informed on Saturday.

According to the IAR, the newspaper, in a story about a man named Enegelbert M., wrote that M. was one of the last prisoners "in the Polish Auschwitz concentration camp" to have a number tatooed on his shoulder.

The press spokesman for the Polish Embassy in Berlin, Dariusz Pawlos, told Polish Radio that a letter was sent to the editor of "Allgauer Zeitung" in Kempten immediately to request correction.

"Formulations such as 'Polish concentration camps', 'Polish death camps', or 'Concentration camps in Poland' are not only offensive to Poles and Polish citizens who suffered and died in these camps, but also to their families and all Poles," Pawlos said.