Good Grief

UNESCO has postponed a decision on a Polish request to change the official name of the Auschwitz concentration camp after members of the World Heritage Committee could not agree on the issue, U.N. officials said Wednesday.
The Polish government wants to change the official name of the notorious death camp where an estimated 1.5 million people were killed during World War II from “Auschwitz Concentration Camp” to the “Former Nazi German Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.”
The Poles say the change is necessary to show future generations that Poland had no role in establishing or running the camp.

I never thought the Poles ran it to begin with. Is that a common mistake? To be honest, I never even connect it with Poland physically ~ it’s all wrapped up as ‘Nazi Germany’ in my mind. (major dad’s been to a concentration camp in Latvia. Who knew? Those busy, hateful bastards made sure they spread their evil far and wide.) Don’t they teach Polish children how they suffered under Hitler’s boot?
I guess I’m confused about the confusion.

3 Responses to “Good Grief”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    But I can understand the desire to change the name in official circles. I can’t understand why this request would be in the least bit controversial.
    Oh, wait, they haven’t had enough time to suck enough bribes out of Poland yet.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I hear that the Mayor of Hiroshima has asked the UN to rename his city to “The place the evil gaijin Roundeyes and their blonde women attacked. But we don’t mind the blondes.”

  3. John says:

    The Poles were a trifle slow defending their Jews and a trifle fast in some towns to turn them in. I do connect Poland with the Holocaust because of this, and I want the bastards to keep being reminded of their complicity via the name.
    There were SS units comprised of Poles deemed Aryan enough, via the Danzig / Gdansk East Prussian connections between the two peoples. Poland’s hands are not as stained as Germany’s, but they are not clean either.

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