Sunday, January 28, 2024

"Shocking surprise," Germans (even those on top of EU) think Auschwitz Camp is Polish The bizarre and shocking captions were included in the material that appeared on Ursula von der Leyen's profile as part of the campaign to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

In a short clip published on Ursula von der Leyen's X profile on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the head of the European Commission appeared with a caption stating that the Auschwitz camp was located in Poland, without any explanation of the context of the situation at that time.

The captions included in the material do not contain the basic information that the Auschwitz camp was located in the territory annexed by Nazi Germany and under German occupation. The signatures may be misleading that the Polish state was in any way responsible for the functioning of the German death camp.

The Auschwitz Museum reacted to the material published by the European Commission on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust.

"The Auschwitz concentration & extermination camp was located in an occupied part of Polish territory that in October 1939 was annexed directly into Nazi Germany. Therefore, it's accurate to say that the camp was located in occupied Poland," - says the first post on X.

"It would also be useful to pay a little more attention to the factual description of the wartime borders of Europe. Greece was occupied by both Italy and  Germany (and parts were annexed by Bulgaria), Lithuania was occupied by Germany, and Austria was annexed into Germany in 1938. 

We should remember about the complexity of border changes before and during World War II to reflect the tragedies that took place in Europe then," - says the second post.

PoloniaNews: Maybe, just in case, we should add that both during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and during the Warsaw Uprising, Poland was still under German occupation, and it was the Germans who raised the city to the ground.

PS: As of this post, we have not heard of any form of apology from Ursula von der Leyen.