Row over Auschwitz name change
23/04/2006 08:31 – (SA)

Warsaw – A bid by Poland to change the official name of the Auschwitz death camp has sparked an international argument involving historians and Jewish groups over how the world should remember one of the greatest barbarities of the 20th century.

The Polish culture ministry in March asked Unesco to describe the Auschwitz camp as the “former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp” in the UN culture organisation’s list of world heritage sites.