The Boston Globe Articles about Holocaust and WW II
Stop the publications which are falsifying the History of Holocaust and WW II,
causing hatred, insulting the Jews and Poles, Polonia, and Poland.
In our record:
June 26, 2006
Brighton, Lynn parishes close
Shutterings met with protest, tears
By Matt Viser and Shawntaye Hopkins, Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent
"After the service, several items were removed from the parish,
including the birth, death, and marriage records, a painting of Mary, and a small ontainer of soil from a Polish concentration camp. ``Now in Poland, they're building churches, they're growing," said Malqorzata Perkowska , a 40-year-old Topsfield resident who
immigrated from Poland 12 years ago."
(The article is removed from this web site: http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/06/26/brighton_lynn_parish
May 7, 2006
We, the Boston Polonia, have to protest
any type of falsification of history and insult to all the heroes, Jews, Poles, others, and their sacrifices. Poland was first fighting German III Reich, the nazi occupant of Polish territory and Polish nation during WWII.
The German III Reich directed by Hitler
and nazism have been the creators of
the German death camps on Polish territory.
Jako Polonia Bostonu zmuszeni jestesmy do
protestu przeciw falszowaniu historii i naruszaniu
czci bohaterow, Polakow, Zydowi i innych, oraz ich poswiecen. Polska pierwsza czynnie stawila opor niemieckiej III Rzeszy i faszyzmowi, ktore okupowaly polskie ziemie, zniewolily polski narod.
To niemiecka III Rzesza z Hitlerem kierowani faszyzmem tworzyli niemieckie obozy smierci na polskich ziemiach.
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Jacek Ball, West Brookfield, MA - May 19, '07
Letter to the Editor ( of The Republican - Springfield, MA)
I am responding to the letter, "Acts of courage in Poland rare during the Holocaust." It is simply
outrageous and obviously comes from someone who does not know history.
Poland, attacked by both Germany and Soviet Union, was divided, but Polish people continued
to fight. The Home Army with its 400,000 members was the largest underground organization in
Nazi-occupied Europe. Polish Christians were victims two years before Germans started mass
deportations of Jews to concentration camps. In Lodz, there was a concentration camp exclusively
for Polish children. It is sad that the American public knows so little about the suffering of Poles
not only during the Holocaust but long before it. Poland was the only country where a death penalty
was imposed and carried out for aiding Jews. It also had the largest number of victims besides
the 1.2 million deported to the Soviet Union.
Catholic Irena Sendler alone saved 2,500 Jewish children. She was a member of the Zegota
organization, which saved thousands of Jews. Hanna Krall, a Jewish writer, counted 42 Catholics
who helped her. One Jewish person needed a whole chain of contacts to survive. More Poles than
any other European group died saving Jews. 200 Catholic monasteries hid Jewish children. Those
are taboo subjects in American media.
In 1944, during the Warsaw Uprising, 3,000 Polish civilians – the same number lost during 9/11 –
perished each day in Warsaw for 63 days. The number, including the Home Army soldiers,
Marek Skulimowski, Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Poland - July 19, '06
Bardzo dziekujemy za wsparcie w walce z pojawiajacymi sie zwrotami typu "Polish concentration/death camp" na lamach gazet, a zwlaszcza w okolicy Bostonu. Staramy sie podejmowac wszelkich sposobow
na wyrugowanie tych przejawow ignorancji z mentalnosci niektorych dziennikarzy amerykanskich....
George Cewe, Columbus OH - July 19, '06
Please do not criticize to harshly ignorant writers and editors of Boston Globe. After all they are only
victims of American public education. As such they do not know to well history and geography, and
cannot even tell the difference between political movement (Nazis) and German State administration.
No political party ever run any camps on Earth, the state administrations did. Please use your energy
trying to improve dismal level of our public schools. Regards.
Leszek T. Szonert, Bedford, MA - July 8, '06
One more time will you call for the nazi death camps as a Polish death camps I will stop supscription
for The Boston Globe.
Jill Szynski Serino, Somerville, MA - July 7, '06
To the Boston Globe,
Once again you have slandered Polish people in your May 8th article by describing German Nazi death
camps as something Poles created. Your reporters and editors need to review their history books, but
since they don't seem to have the time or inclination, here are a few facts. On Sept 1st 1939, German
forces, inspired by Adolph Hitler, invaded Poland and started a campaign of terror against the Poles.
German soldiers forced Poles into being slave laborers and made them build concentration camps.
The Germans only spared the Poles because they needed them for labor and Auschwitz was originally
built to house Polish prisoners. Six million Jews did die in concentration camps, but lets not forget all the
Polish Christians, including women, children, priests, nuns, intellectuals, and others, who were killed by
German Nazis. Poland was the only country where if a citizen was caught helping Jews, they would be
killed instantly. Your newspaper is doing a grave injustice to all the people who suffered because of
German Imperialism, as well as future generations who need to learn how nationalistic pride can turn evil.
These inaccuracies about Poles also discredit the late great Pope John Paul ll , one of the greatest humanitarians of all time, who tirelessly worked to create good relations between Catholics and Jewish
people everywhere. During WWII, he was part of the resistance and saw the horrors of anti Semitism ,
which he fought against.
For a newspaper that prides itself on accurate journalism, you do a poor job of reporting. Check your
facts-you wouldn't print these gross inaccuracies about other nationalities or groups. It's time you start
portraying Polish people in a positive light or at the very least, go to the library and get your history right.
The Germans created concentration camps, which were part of Hitler's plans and they should never be attributed to Poland other than they were built on Polish soil that the Germans intended to take over.
For more information about Poland under German occupation, read the books by historian Richard
There will be plenty of sources to substantiate the atrocities Germans committed against Poland.
I am one proud Polish American who won't let the Polish victims be forgotten.
Joanne Dzengielewski of Milton, MA - July 7, '06
As the editorial staff at The Boston Globe, I beg of you all to stop using the expressions, "Polish
concentration camps" or "Polish Death Camps." The Polish American community is appalled at the
repeated use of these terms to describe Nazi concentration camps and Nazi death camps. Although
these camps were located in Poland (occupied Poland), they WERE NOT Polish!!!!
Please be more sensitive to the Poles who lived through occupation by the German Nazis - who suffered
for years at their hands--not only in the camps, but even as Polish citizens. Wasn't it enough that their
country was invaded and occupied by the Nazis? Just as the Nazis built these camps someplace where
their own people would not know about them, today The Boston Globe continues to refer to them as
"Polish." The Nazis built them in Poland, and The Boston Globe has now made them "Polish." It's
If you think this is a minor point, I beg to differ. You are changing history with these comments. The more
you use these terms, the more they become "common information." As each generation comes along, it
will be what you write today that becomes tomorrow's history. As the editorial staff, I ask you -- no, I beg
of you -- to please never use these expressions again.
The following articles( web. p
.) from The Boston Globe speak for themselves (although some may be from
other sources, I still feel it is the editorial staff to monitor these articles more carefully):
Marek Lesniewski-Laas, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Boston - July 7, '06
Gentlemen and Mesdames: On May 9, 2006 Mr. Chacon wrote in response to my complaint about the
use of the phrase "Polish concentration camps" in your May 8, 2006 article entitled /Files uncover Nazis,/
"I agree that the words used in that article were both unfortunate and inaccurate."
My constituents report that in your article /Shutterings met with protest, tears /by Matt Viser and Shawntaye Hopkins, Globe Staffand Globe Correspondent, dated June 26, 2006, you again used words that are "both unfortunate and inaccurate."
Can the Globe and its management assert some control over the words, which you concede are "both unfortunate and inaccurate," that are used by your writers and published with your imprimatur as accurate reflections of facts ? Sincerely. --
Joseph - 6 July 2006
I sent Matt Viser a note. The Boston Globe is anti-Polish and is an offshoot of the New York Times.
Boston area is not a favorable region for Poles, like Chicago, New Britain, CT or Texas and California.
They are grossly ignorant and confused people. We as a Polish group need to offer a class in WWII
history for Boston area reporters and explain the Polish view. Also Germany is favored in USA over
Poland as there is little direct contact by Americans with Poles as POLSKA is tucked far away and is
near Russia, which many people only think of when this part of Europe is mentioned. It is not total
malice but ignorance and misunderstanding.
Szymon Tolak - 5 July 2006
Let's call Guantanamo, not a U.S. Navy facility on the island of Cuba but a “Cuban detention camp”
without any context or explanation. Everybody will ask Fidel Castro for answers. This way Pentagon
and US have so many problems “solved”. Isn't it nonsense?
How can we stop saying nonsense about WW II?
"If Auschwitz is Polish concentration camp than 9/11 is American Terror Attack."
Let The Globe change its name, do not use "Boston". I love Boston. How about "The Nonsense Globe!"
I love America to much to let this nonsense goes on.
Ryszard Pilat - 29 June 2006
Please send an e-mail to Matt Viser to correct his use of " Polish concentration camp".
And just in case anyone needs the exact reference, It was on May 7th that the Boston Globe previously (carelessly) used the same wording, after the daily of its eponymous parent company [cf. The New York Times] had also been castigated by HE, Pan Krzysztof Kasprzyk. As the older articles are archived and available only for a charge, follow this link: http://www.poland.us/wiadomosc,4,40804.html
Pozdrowienia | Regards,
To keep it strait, there is no word of apology; there is no word of correction on the Globe site. There is only a “clarification” stating again “Polish concentration camps”. So the article in Poland.us is wrong and politically dangerous. - Szymon Tolak , Polboston.com
Stanley Dzierzeski - 28 June 2006
Please send an e-mail to Matt Viser to correct his use of " Polish concentration camp".
Matt Viser/Shawntaye Hopkins
Your article Brighton, Lynn parishes disturbs me in that the closing of St. Michael's Parish is another blow to the Polish community. It has become a strategy for Americans in power via the media to attack the Polish heritage and history in America. Your use of "Polish concentration camps" makes you both and the Boston Globe complicity in destroying the Polish culture by this erroneous statement. Poland was ruthlessly attacked by both the Germans and Soviets in September 1939. Poland was conquered by the Germans who built, managed and killed, in German Concentration Camps. Poland lost over 6,000,000 people 1/3 of their population the largest losses of WWII.
We cannot let this happen again via attacks from people who despise freedom and promote communistic ideology (like the Boston Globe) by their continuous falsification of history.
Review you history and correct this statement..
LTC Stanley Dzierzeski USA Ret
Commander Polish American Veterans
Albin Gromczynski - 24 June 2006
It appears to me that Colin Nickerson of the Boston Globe should be given a PERSONAL history lesson by the survivors of the GERMAN NAZI extermination camp at Auschwitz. I can't believe anybody would be so stupid, yes I mean stupid as to call these camps "Polish" They were NOT!!! They were built and operated by NAZI GERMANS!!! It is too bad that Colin Nickerson did not have the “pleasure” of being a guest at the Nazi German extermination camp at Auschwitz. If he was there personally, then the fool would permanently close his mouth and stop calling them "Polish". He would be left with nothing but a deep hate for what the Nazi Germans did over there. Jews were required by the NAZI GERMANS to wear a permanent Star of David patch sewn into their clothes, and Poles had to wear a letter "P" designating that they were Polish. And this is not all; the NAZI GERMANS would entertain themselves by abusing these poor innocent people, by walking up to and spiting in the face of these innocent .....
Justyna Ball, West Brookfield, MA - May 22, 2006
In response to the letter titled "Poles, the Nazis, and the Jews," it was not a coincidence that both the Consul's letter and the anti-Polish article were printed on the same day. The editors wanted the author to react exactly the way she did. Please take notice that Germans are not mentioned, and lately Germans are never mentioned, as if the Germans were never perpetrators of the Holocaust. The media wants the public to believe that Poles or some not precisely undetermined "Nazis " are to blame. In March, BG missed the "Breaking News." The Polish government asked UNESCO to change the present name of Auschwitz to "Former Nazi German Concentration camp Auschwitz - Birkenau." The Polish government is supported by all major Jewish organizations, Israel's Yad Vashem included. The reason for such an action is the fact that the German and American media too often call concentration camps "Polish." As American Jewish Committee's Executive Director David Harris stated, "This erroneous characterization of Auschwitz is one obvious and painful example of the general decline in level of knowledge about the Holocaust." The new, more accurate, name will help Americans to understand the difference and hopefully such errors won't happen again.
Danuta Borchardt - May 14, 2006
Today I foundout to my horror that The Boston Globe has just published an article denoting the Nazi German concentration camps in Poland as "Polish." What's more, a similar statement had apparently been published recentlyby the New York Times.
My husband, now deceased, was arrested by the Germans in one of their round-ups in Warsaw,taken to the Pawiak prison, then to Auschwitz, and then to the Mauthaus-Guzen concentration camp in Germany, undergoing for three years all the horrors short of the gas chamber (he was not Jewish). To call the camp in Auschwitz "Polish" is more than an insult to his memory, to the millions of Poles who suffered a similar fate, and to those of us living with the legacy of this tragedy.
I am the translator of Witold Gombrowicz's novels, Ferdydurke and Cosmos,that were reviewed in your publication. I considered it an honor that my translation of these books found their way to your pages. But now, unless I receive an explanation and an aplogy (which is really due all my compatriots), my view of the NYT will remain tarnished. Needless to say, a correction of such an egregious position on the part of the NYT requires a public statement, not just a private little note to me.
Looking forward to your response,
Albo to zwyczaj albo szersza niz Boston Glob akcja. Community Advocate,
lokalna gazeta z Westborough opublikowala 12 Maja artykul zatytulowany
"Holocaust survivor shares story with students" w ktorym mozemy
"Starting his remarkable story with the sixth-grade students at
Mill Pond School April 28, Krasa's story unfolded when he was 21 years
old and went to Terezin, a ghetto in Chechoslovakia, to cook in exchange
for his parents' protection from being deported to a Polish labor camp."
Atrykul jest online:
dalej po angielsku strona wymiany emaili z listem Konsula Honorowego w Bostonie >>>
/ Bialy Orzel, Boston MA - May 12, 2006
"Zydzi: Polska Niewinna!
Swiatowy Kongres Zydow (WJC) /../ podkreslil, ze Polska nie powinna byc obarczana
odpowiedzialnoscia za holocaust /../ WJC ocenil, ze propozycja polskiego rzadu dotyczaca
zmiany zapisu /../ bylego niemieckiego obozu Auschwitz na liscie swiatoergo dziedzictwa
UNESCO z "Oboz Koncentracyjny Auschwitz" na "Byly Nazistowski Niemiecki Oboz Koncentracyjny
Auschwitz-Birkenau" jest delikatnym zagadnieniem."
The Polish Government has recently made a request to UNESCO to have the official name of Auschwitz changed from 'Auschwitz Concentration Camp' to 'Former Nazi German Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau'. /../
Poland should not be blamed for the Holocaust, a tragedy perpetrated by the Nazis and those supporting
them during World War II. The question is how to deal with this reality in a historically correct manner.
Jerzy Kielbasinski, Shrewsbury, MA - May 12, 2006
I request an immediate apology from the author of article published by
Boston Globe on May 7, 2006. Colin Nickerson, a Globe Staff member,
attempts once again to twist the history the Second WW. For using a phrase
"Polish death camps" in otherwise very interesting article "Files uncover
Nazis' trail of death".
There were NO "Polish death camps" in Poland nor in any other country
during WWII. You know very well that the death camps located in Poland
were German, or if you prefer, NAZI camps. Globe should stop participating
in twisting history and agonizing people.
Since this is not the first "accident" of this type we are stopping our
subscription of Boston Globe.We might change our minds about the
subscription only after an apology is published.
Sent by Paulina Migalska - May 12, 2006
"...Poland's tragic history is not just neglected, it is sometimes actively distorted. Careless references in the Western media (including, once, this paper) to Auschwitz as a “Polish concentration camp” (when of course it was built and run by Poland's hated Nazi occupants) provoke furious protests." The Economist. May 11. 2006
Joanne Dzengielewski of Milton, MA - May 11, 2006
I read with great interest the article "Files uncover Nazis' trail of death" by Colin Nickerson May 7, 2006.
I applaud Colin Nickerson's article because it is an exemplary document, all except for one seemingly "tiny" mistake.
I have family who lived through the horrors of World War II and the Nazi regime in Poland. It is because I know first-hand how my own family suffered at the hands of the Nazis that I froze when I read this excerpt, "The famous Schindler's list is part of the archives--consisting of transport orders diverting more than 1,000 Jews from the Polish death camps to jobs at a factory....." I know it must have been a grammatical error, but it cut deeply. There were no Polish death camps - only Nazi death camps built inside Poland.....and Austria and Germany too.
It was not the Poles who built these camps and killed and tortured so many - please realize that every time the terms "Polish death camps" or "Polish concentration camps" are used that it sends an incorrect message. The media has done this repeatedly (whether intentionally or not) in the past and as a result, many young people now believe that the Poles are responsible for these camps.
Every day, the Boston Globe writes history for future generations to research and study. One slip of the pen can create irreparable damage. If the media presents such an important story, then please be sure to edit it very carefully.
I hope you will print a correction of this article - it is worth the reading.....after you've made the correction.
Ceil Wendt Jensen of Rochester, MI - May 11, 2006
I request an immediate apology on behalf of all US citizens of Polish ancestry and to all Poles,
Polonia (Polish Communities), and to Poland for using a phrase “Polish death camps” in the
article by Colin Nickerson, Globe Staff publicized in The Boston Globe on May 7, 2006.
Donata Czulak of Wayland, MA - May 10, 2006
I am strongly objecting to referring to German/Nazi death camps as
POLISH CAMPS. Your reporter Colin Nickerson (Boston Globe, May
8th, article "Flies uncover Files uncover Nazis' trail of death") ought
to realize that such careless use of language distorts history and is
unacceptable for any reputable newspaper. (I am assuming that this
error is not a reflection of your journalist's and her editor's lack of
basic knowledge regarding WWII.)
I demand clarification and in protest I will stop buying Boston Globe
for a month, and will encourage my friends to do the same.
The Honorary Consul of Poland, Marek Lesniewski-Laas - May 10, 2006
Dear Friends, Colin Nickerson, an international stories reporter for the Boston
Globe, with over 20 years of experience, wrote a story that appeared in the
Boston Globe on May 8, 2006 entitled "Files uncover Nazis' trail of
death." Please see attached (text
). In the story he writes of a "courageous
German..." "diverting more then 1,000 Jews from the Polish death
I have protested this obfuscation and dilution of history. Please join me in this effort.
Republic of Poland
Maciejko, Thompson, CT - May 10, 2006
Assuming that article was written by a professional,this kind
of statement is unacceptable.Most average readers in this country are
not familiar with history of War World II and would believe that those
were POLISH DEATH CAMPS. I would like to see a correction and appology
for such a statement.
Krystyna Ksiazek, Chicopee, MA - May 9, 2006
Mr Baron, the Boston Globe Editor,is not entirely
confused,regardless wheather his expression of "polish death camps" and
"courageous Germans" used in the same line of his article was a mistake on his
part due the lack of education or it was a subtle and intentional
attempt to change the history.But it needs to be straited out; there were
death camps established by Germans on Poland theritory.And among
Germans,at the same time, there was a lot of courageous citizens, that in so
many ways opposed Hitler's mad plans to concur the world and made the
Pawel Markiewicz, Revere, MA
Yet another slam against the Polish nation and its history.
It can not be stated enough that there were no 'death camps' set up by
Poles. It seems to me that the writers who write these articles do not
care at all about the true historical evidence but rather spit anything
out that sounds good. I would be more pleased if the sentence read
"Nazi-German death camps constructed on Polish soil". As a history student
who is studying to correct these inacuracies, it looks more bleak to
me. And why do these writers never mention the efforts of the thousands
of Poles who actaully risked their lives to save so many of these people
at these camps and ghettos. Did anyone hear of the Zegota Batallion? If
not, I suggest looking into it. Once again, another example of gross
neglegence by the US media sources.
Lidia Florczyk of Lynn, MA
This is definately not acceptable. The reporters need to use
the right language to express themselves. We need appologies, and it's
better be a good explanation of this mistake.
Konsul Generalny w Nowym Jorku, Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk - 8 maja 2006
Ten przypadek z The Boston Globe nie musi byc nawet swiadomym oszczerstwem (jak wiekszosc
takich incydentow na lamach prasy), ale nas nie interesuja przyczyny tylko skutki, a te bywaja ogromnie negatywne, bo w czytelnikach utrwalaja jakze dla nas szkodliwy stereotyp.
/../ tym klamstwem historycznym (powtarzam: bez wgledu na intencje) zajmiemy sie z cala stanowczoscia.
I bardzo tu liczymy na Polonie i Rodakow z kraju. Na szczescie mamy w rekach wspaniale narzedzie
szybkiego e-mailowego rozpropagowania istoty naszej reakcji na ten wybryk gazety, ktora ma o
sobie niezwykle wyoskie mniemanie. Do dziela zatem ! Niech za 2-3 dni, redakcja ma u siebie tysiace
(byle madrych i roztropnych) protestow. To naprawde jest mozliwe.
K. W. Kasprzyk
KG RP NYC
The Honorary Consul of Poland, Marek Lesniewski-Laas - May 8, 2006
letter to M. Baron, the Boston Globe Editor:
"....I will not refer you to the history books because both you and Mr. Nickerson know well that there were no
"Polish death camps", When the "death camps" were established and operated by the Germans,..." (more
Konsul Generalny w Nowym Jorku, Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk - 8 maja 2006
Wiemy o tej publikacji i wprost skandalicznym zestawieniu - w jednym zdaniu - okreslenia "Polish death camps" z "courageous German". Podejmujemy bardzo szeroko zakrojona akcje medialno-protestacyjna, analogiczna co w przypadku styczniowego incydentu o identycznym charakterze z "New York Times".
Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk
Consul General of the Republic of Poland
Counsellor - Minister
233 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
phone (646) 237-2102, fax (212) 561-8170, (646)237-2105
LTC Stan Dzierzeski of Belmont, MA - May 8, 2006
Boston Globe article May 7, 2006 "Files Uncover Nazis'Trail of Death" states "Polish Death Camps". Not even German files or history report this false statement. I am tired of reminding the BG on this.
Change your policy immediately on misreporting Polish History. This is going to be reported to all veteran and military publications as our troops of Polish descent have been fighting for truth and freedom and do
not deserve such hateful treatment by BG.
S. Drop Zone Dzierzeski
Commander Polish american Veterans Post 13
Justyna Ball, Boston, MA - 8 maja 2006
Panie Szymonie, tu jest link do strony internetowej organizacji, do ktorej kiedys nalezalam (i zrezygnowalam). Co udalo mi sie osiagnac, jako czlonek to to, ze zwrocilam uwage na fakt uzywania okreslenia "polskie obozy" przez Boston Globe. W 2002 organizacja wystosowala odpowiedni list do gazety, tu jest ten list. Widac nie nauczyli sie i uparcie powtarzaja te same klamstwa. BG to robi bo wie , ze nie musi sie liczyc z Polonia, skoro burmistrz sie nie liczy. Slyszal Pan o propozycji (do UNESCO) polskiego rzadu o zmiane nazwy obozu w Auschwitz? Ogolnie szanowane zydowskie organizacje popieraja pomysl to tylko amerykanskie media maja z tym problem. Pozdrawiam, Justyna
Adam J. Sulkowski of Sudbury, MA - May 8, 2006
To what may we compare this? Would the Globe write "the Chinese rape of Nanking"? No - that would not be logical, since the Japanese brutalized the Chinese in that Chinese city. Similarly, Auschwitz and other death camps were built and operated by occupying Germans (as the German name for the locality implies), and out of roughly 5-6 million Polish citizens killed in WWII, one half were gentiles, with a majority killed as a result of the Nazi atrocities against civilians (many alongside Jews in the same death camps). In fact, Auschwitz began as
a concentration and death camp for Polish intelligentsia, officers and priests. It has REAL effects on your readers' historical (mis)conceptions to call these Polish camps. They were German death camps. Having had 2 relatives in Dachau (one, a resistance fighter, saw the other killed there), I am very troubled by the Globe's sloppiness or incompetence or, at worst, willful anti-Polonism. What a refreshing (and sadly unusual and shocking)....
Munnich, Julian (MOITI) - May 8, 2006
Re: Boston Sunday Globe: May 7, 2006. “Files uncover Nazis’ trail of death”
The use of the phrase “Polish death camps”, in the normal course of reporting, and under the time and space constraints of daily journalism, is an egregious error which should be immediately corrected and for which a sincere apology should be offered. But when such a defamatory phrase appears in a feature article and is
a recurring element* showing a pattern of disregard for the truth, it rises to the level of insult. Significantly, this is an insult of not just an innocent party but of a concurrent victim. In such an instance, the correction and apology ought to be accompanied by a representation as to what actions will be taken to prevent such an error from re-occurring, and the steps which will be taken to seek amends.
A responsible publication will do so contritely and expeditiously.
National Polish American – Jewish American Council - May 15, 2002
Claudia Dzengielewski of Milton, MA - May 8, 2006
What's wrong with the media in this country? Did you ever
learn grammar with all your education? These were "NAZI" German death
camps located in the German occupied territory of Poland. They were set
up and run entirely by German Nazis. Would you call the terrorists
that flew the plane into the Towers on 9/11 - U.S. terrorists? It
happened on U.S. soil in a U.S airplane! Of course, you wouldn't!! Then,
don't use the terminology 'Polish death camps. Use the correct terminology
- NAZI GERMAN DEATH CAMPS - and print an apologetic correction to the
Polish people and Polish Americans.
Leslaw Wajcowicz of Boston, MA
I demand printed apology from the author of article which
appear on May 7 with the title "Files uncover Nazis' trail of death". In
this article I read with disbelieve, about "Polish death camps". It is
interesting to know, that Boston Globe is participating in rewriting
history. These were German death camps on Polish territory and calling
them "Polish camps" is insulting to every Pole.
(the revised version, could be used for petitioning The Boston Globe
) - May 8, 2006
I demand an immediate apology to all of The Boston Globe readers and especially to those of Polish ancestry, for the use of the phrase “Polish death camps” in the article written by Colin Nickerson, published in The Boston Globe on May 7, 2006.
I will explore all possible avenues of legal action against the writer and The Boston Globe. I request that the phrase never again be repeated in any Boston Globe publication, because it is a falsification of history and an insult to all the Poles who fought the German III Reich.
510 Sherman St
Canton, MA 02021
(spontaneous version sent to the Boston Globe using feedback form on May 8, 2006
I request immediate apology to all The Boston Globe Readers and specially to those of Polish ancestry and to all Poles, Polonia (Polish Communities), and to Poland for using a phrase “Polish death camps” in the article by Colin Nickerson, Globe Staff publicized in The Boston Globe on May 7, 2006.
I will check all possible chances and costs of legal action against the writer and The Boston Globe. I request that the phrase will never be repeated on any of the Boston Globe publication, because of the falsification of history and insult to all heroes and sacrifices of Poland fighting German III Reich and its occupying forces on Poland's territory and Polish nation during WWII.
510 Sherman St
Canton, MA 02021
The Boston Globe Clarification '06 (BG web page)
"Clarification: A Page One story Sunday
about records of Nazi atrocities in World War II referred to events at Polish death camps. The death camps in Poland, which was occupied by Germany during the war, were created and controlled by Nazis."
The Boston Globe Logic Sample (web page