Death camps were Nazi, says Net­flix af­ter Pol­ish out­cry

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - Daily Mail Re­porter

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.

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