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Italian news agency regrets use of 'Polish death camp'

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Victoria Bieniek 03.02.2017 15:22
Italy’s ANSA news agency has said it regrets using the term “Polish death camp”, following the Polish ambassador's intervention at its office on Thursday, the PAP news agency reported.
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The Polish ambassador personally went to ANSA's headquarters after the news agency twice referred to Auschwitz, a WWII German Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Poland, as a "Polish camp"; once after the ambassador issued an appeal to Italian media against such practices.

In a statement published on Friday, ANSA said it was aware that precision was necessary to avoid misinterpretations of history.

The ANSA news agency used the term "Polish camp" in a 16 January report on an Italian documentary, which shows the journey of a group of young people from Italy to the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

Ten days later, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day marking the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January, the Polish embassy appealed to Italian media to use the UNESCO-approved term “German Nazi concentration and extermination camp”.

However, on Monday, ANSA used the controversial phrase in another report on the same film. (vb)

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