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Be clear on origin of death camps council urges
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: FROM THE PRESS COUNCIL
Date: Nov 9, 1992
Start Page: A.16
Section: NEWS
Abstract (Document Summary)

The Star said a term such as "Polish death camp" would be obviously misleading but it was not inaccurate to write "death camp in Poland." It added the reference to Sobibor was incidental to the main thrust of the story and maintained that appearance of the word "Nazi" in several paragraphs provided adequate context for the Sobibor reference.

The Toronto Star, responding to a complaint by the Canadian- Polish Congress, agreed it would be wrong to use a term such as "Polish concentration camp" since such camps were established and operated by the Nazis in occupied Poland during World War II. But it maintained that there was nothing incorrect about a reference such as "the Sobibor death camp in Poland." The Congress insisted that it should always be made clear the camps in Poland were Nazi-operated.

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