Monday, May 01, 2006

Auschwitz to be RENAMED?

TJJLA: Poland has long wanted its name not to be used in reference to concentration camps that existed on Polish soil during World War II.Now Poland has made an official request to change Auschwitz’s name — to mixed reviews.The Polish government made the request last month to change the name of the site from “Auschwitz Death Camp” to “former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp.” It made the request to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which has jurisdiction because the site of the death camp is a U.N. cultural heritage site.UNESCO is expected to respond by mid-2006.....
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