Most Poles opt for 'German Nazis' to describe invaders

Most Poles prefer to call the German forces that invaded Poland in 1939 “German Nazis”, according to the results of a new survey.

The Social Changes poll asked people to choose between "German Nazis", "Germans," and "Nazis". The results showed that 36 percent went for first option, 25 for the second and 23 for the third.

But differences in preferences were exposed along party lines.

"Germans" was indicated by 40 percent of voters for Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, but by only 19 percent of supporters of main opposition grouping Civic Coalition (KO).

As many as 43 percent of KO supporters chose "German Nazis."

The computer-assisted survey was run on May 12-15 on a random sample of 1,039 Poles.