The use of the term “Polish death camps” in relation to the Nazi concentration camps set up on Polish soil is misleading shorthand (Letters, 9/2). The camps were set up and run by the German Reich and the correct term is “Nazi death camps in Poland”.
However, new legislation introduced by Poland’s Law and Justice Party criminalising anyone who states that there was active Polish involvement in Nazi crimes in Poland, seeks to obliterate the facts of history. There was significant collaboration by the Polish people in delivering their Polish Jewish neighbours up to the Gestapo. My own parents and grandparents were served up in this way by acquaintances, who led the Nazis to their doors. As a result of these betrayals, they were herded into the Lodz Ghetto then onto Sachenhausen and Ravensbruck and Auschwitz concentration camps.
George Greenberg, Malvern, Vic