Oświadczenie Zjazdu Delegatów SDP w sprawie używania nazwy "polskie obozy śmierci" zostało rozesłane do wszystkich organizacji członkowskich Europejskiej Federacji Dziennikarzy (EFJ).
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of the Convention of Delegates of Polish Journalists Association
October 26th 2014
The General Convention of Delegates of Polish Journalists Association appeals to the world’s owners, broadcasters, journalists, editors and media publishers with the following:
There is hardly a week, month or year when Polish diplomats wouldn’t have to intervene correcting ongoing, either intentional or unintentional "mistakes" of editorial offices, internet portals as well as radio and television channels, using terms "Polish death camps" or "extermination camps in Poland".
During the 75 years since the outbreak of the II World War caused in 1939 by the German III Reich, the initiator of so-called "final solution” resulting in "medical experiments” and the Holocaust, Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, placed in then occupied Poland - country not even on the map of Europe - has been and will remain the symbol of German Nazi atrocities committed on the Polish territory.
Therefore, without undue delay, we urgently appeal to all world media to narrate the tragic history of this part of the world in accordance with historical facts.
The nearest and best opportunity presents itself on January 27th 2015, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau and other extermination camps in different locations in Europe occupied in the years 1939 - 1945 by Nazi Germany.
It is high time, in the calm and balanced way supported by irrefutable documents and photographs to counteract attempts at, even slightly, mitigating Nazi Germany atrocities at the expense of Poland.
It is our duty to remember- and remember correctly – in order to honour the innocent victims of German death factories in the days of Shoah.
On behalf of the Convention of Delegates
Chairman of the Convention's Presidium