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Ambassador doesn't want the movie "Our Fathers, Our Mothers" to air in the U.S. (Photo via

Poles Take Issue with WWII Portrayals

Culture, Eastern European, In the News April 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

Two articles in Nowy Dziennik challenge the way Poles are portrayed in accounts of World War II when the country was occupied by the Nazis. The first takes issue with a movie, the second with a phrase in a newspaper article.

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.