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Polish-Americans Debate Obama’s ‘Polish Death Camp’ Gaffe

History, In the News, Politics June 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

As was widely reported last week, a gaffe by President Barack Obama in which he referred to a “Polish death camp” infuriated Poles and Polish-Americans. Poles have argued that the phrase is misleading because camps such as Auschwitz and Treblinka were run by Germany. New York’s Polish community was abuzz about the incident, The Polish-language newspaper Nowy Dziennik reported.

On Saturday, community leaders and activists spoke to a packed house at an event in Parkchester commemorating 41 years of Bangladeshi independence from Pakistan. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

Voices in Focus: A South Asian American Population Explosion

Demographics, Politics March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

A celebration of Bangladeshi independence in The Bronx; local and national South Asian demographic shifts in the last decade; an organizing hub for the “Save the G Train” campaign; and more frustrations over the term “Polish death camps.”

Stefan Komar led a demonstration against the use of the term "Polish Concentration Camps" outside News Corporation last year.

Voices in Focus: Fake Signatures Sink Petition to Extend Little Italy Fest

Crime, Culture, Health, Media, Opinion February 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

An update on the controversial request to extend Little Italy’s San Gennaro festival; the latest on the trails of soldiers accused of tormenting Pvt. Danny Chen; an Associated Press clarification fails to appease critics; and a plea to black mothers.