The Swedish daily "Svenska Dagbladet" has corrected the phrase "Polish death camp Auschwitz" used in a film review to "German Nazi death camp Auschwitz," the Polish embassy in Stockholm has reported.
The Auschwitz Museum, located on the memorial site of the notorious WW2 Auschwitz Nazi death camp in south Poland, will reopen to the public on Monday after several months under lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the museum announced on Thursday.
Poland's eastern city of Lublin on Wednesday marked the 76th anniversary of the liquidation of Majdanek, a death camp where Nazi Germans killed around 80,000 people, including 60,000 Jews between 1941 and 1944.
The Stutthof death camp is a warning for Europe and the world, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Monday in a letter commemorating the 80th anniversary of the first prisoner transport to the camp, sited in today's north Poland.
Launched on August 2, 1943, in about 30 minutes of violence and mayhem around 300 prisoners managed to find their way through the barbwire to freedom. Among the 63 who survived to see the end of the war was Samuel Willenberg, an artist who would later fight with distinction in the Warsaw Uprising.
Realising that the tide of war had turned, prisoners became fearful that the Germans might try and hide their crimes by murdering all those in the camp and then razing it to the ground. In early 1943, an underground Jewish resistance organisation was formed with the goal of seizing control of the camp and escaping to freedom