• Gosia

    Sheri, your words .”..
    to visiting Polish concentration camps… ” are misleading and you should correct this ASAP. Concentration camps on occupied Polish soil were built and operated by Germans. Germans had big profit of them not Poles. Poles were victims of concentration camps.

  • Krakow

    Caroline a major history and geography fax pas !! Please be so kind and make changes ;
    there were NO such places as Polish concentration camps, they were in fact German Nazi concentration camps in occupied Poland . Thank you .

    • Caroline C

      I would like to clarify the fact that I did not use the phrase “Polish concentration camps” in my interview with the CJN. I am very aware of how deeply problematic this kind of language can be. Thank you, however, for drawing attention to the original wording of this article as I think it is important to have a public discussion about just how loaded the language we use to talk about the Holocaust and other genocides can actually be.

  • jimprzedzienkowski

    The term ‘Polish concentration camps’ is incorrect. The Nazi Germans established the ‘concentration camps’ on occupied Polish soil. The camps were not Polish as implied by your comment. Please correct the error.

  • Stephen Stelmaszuk

    Camps may have existed in Poland but they were German/Nazi not Polish.

  • Stefan Komar

    Please do NOT call
    any of the death camps “Polish” OR “Nazi camps in Poland” OR “Poland’s Nazi
    camp”, OR “Nazi camp of Poland”.
    AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER FROM MR. BROWN IN REGARDS TO HIS LESSONS ON THE
    POLISH CONCENTRTION CAMPS.

    As the son of a
    member of the Polish underground whose unit “Zoska” was
    acknowledged by Yad Vashem for saving 350 Jews during the 1944 Warsaw
    Uprising, I would like to point out that referring to a German
    concentration camp in occupied Poland
    as just a Nazi camp “in Poland”, “of Poland,” or “Poland’s Nazi camp,”
    is insensitive to the
    families of the millions of ethnic Poles who were killed, forced into slave
    labor, tortured, maimed, terrorized and starved during the brutal and
    inhuman occupation of Poland by Germany in the name of “Deuthschland,
    Deutschland Uber Alles” and “Lebensraum” for Germans.

    There IS an extremely SIGNIFICANT, albeit subtle, difference between
    “in Poland” or “of Poland” and “in
    German occupied Poland”. “Poland” refers to territory in
    which Poles are in charge, while “German
    occupied Poland” refers to territory in which Germans are in charge
    through the use of force. Being that other European nations
    voluntarily allied themselves with Nazi Germany while Poland did not ally
    itself with Germany, in spite of repeated offers by Hitler for Poland to ally
    itself with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union, and then paid a high price
    for this in blood, this is an important distinction.

    THEREFORE, IN
    ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE, PROPER TERMINOLOGY WOULD BE ONE OF:

    – Museum/Memorial
    of the GERMAN camp in PRESENT DAY Poland

    – Museum/Memorial
    of the GERMAN NAZI camp in PRESENT DAY Poland

    – GERMAN camp in
    occupied Poland

    – GERMAN Nazi camp
    in occupied Poland

    – GERMAN camp in
    Nazi occupied Poland

    – Nazi camp in
    GERMAN occupied Poland

    or the admittedly
    awkward

    – GERMAN
    Nazi camp in German occupied Poland (which has been, non the less, used
    regularly with no problems, being the most accurate and precise phrase
    from all the above)

    Words mean something!

  • szmermel

    Poland was conquered by Germany in september 39′. After that Poland did not have collaborating govermant, even did not exist on maps during the war. Camps were build and manage by Germans. Correct this wrong info, please.