Camp not Polish
In The Scotsman of Wednesday 7 November a report on the start of a trial of a “former SS man” was printed. I feel it was potentially exceedingly misleading to describe the alleged crimes as having taken place at a “Polish death camp”.
This was not a Polish camp, but a camp built on the soil of a country that had been invaded by the Germans and, later, the Russians; was overrun and brutalised; and effectively partitioned yet again by her neighbours only 20 years after regaining her independence as a nation following countless decades of forced partition and repression.
It would, in my opinion, be best to refer to such places as “Nazi camps”.
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