Death camps were Nazi, says Netflix after Polish outcry
NETFLIX has changed a documentary showing Nazi death camps inside Polish borders after pressure from the country’s prime minister.
The maps in the series The Devil Next Door were criticised for implying Poland could share responsibility for the atrocities at the camps during the Second World War.
Netflix said: ‘To avoid any misunderstanding we will be adding text to some of the maps.
‘This will make it clearer that the extermination and concentration camps in Poland were built and operated by the German Nazi regime who occupied the country from 1939-1945.’
The series tells the story of John Demjanjuk, a retired US carworker convicted by a German court in 2011 of having been a Nazi death camp guard.
Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki asked Netflix to act in a letter published on his Facebook page on Monday.
The ruling party last year passed a law allowing courts to jail anybody who suggested Poles shared complicity for Nazi crimes in their territory.
The legislation was later watered down under pressure from the United States.