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http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/11533/Auschwitz+horror+camp+is+renamed

AUSCHWITZ HORROR CAMP IS RENAMED

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Thursday June 28,2007

THE notorious Auschwitz concentration camp is to be renamed, after a campaign to make it clear that the death centre was established and run by Germans, not by Poles.
The Polish government an­nounced yesterday that Unesco " the UN's cultural arm " has accepted its request for a change of name.

Poland has asked that Aus­ch­witz and the linked Birkenau camp should become the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi Ger­man Concentration and Death Camp in the UN list of World Heritage sites.

Its Culture Minister Kazi­mierz Ujazdowski said: "Unes­co has made a decision as a result of Poland's request to change the name to reflect the historical truth. This is a victory for truth."

Warsaw formally asked for a name change last year. Israel backed the plan after initial reservations.

Up to 1.5million people - Jews, gypsies, homosexuals,  the disabled, political prisoners and followers of faiths -were killed in the camp during the Second World War.

Poland has long fought against accusations by some Jewish and Western commentators that Poles were willing Nazi helpers.