USA Today changes text after Polish Embassy's protest
USA Today replaced its text with a new version after the Polish Embassy in Washington on Friday protested against the use of the phrase 'Polish death camps.'
"There were no 'Polish death camps', only #GermanNaziCamps built & operated on occupied Polish soil during World War II. Please promptly edit so as not to mislead readers," the embassy wrote on Twitter.
The Polish diplomatic mission requested an 'immediate' correction of this error. A dozen or so minutes after the release of this entry in the embassy's account, a new version of the article appeared on the USA Today pages, stating that an error occurred in the previous article.
The misleading description was used by an author of a summary of an interview granted by Steven Spielberg to NBC television.
Spielberg granted the interview on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the premiere of "Schindler's List," the film director's Oscar-winning Holocaust production. It was titled "Spielberg: 'Schindler's List' holds more relevance on its 25th anniversary than when it first came out in 1993."
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