Monday, April 4, 2011

Poland Requests Nazi Death Camps to Change Web IDs

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

According to the World Jewish Congress, the Polish government has requested at museums at former Nazi death camps located within Poland to replace their Polish internet suffix "pl" with more neutral suffixes such as .com or .eu The move reflects an effort in Poland to underline the fact that although many of the death camps were located in wartime Poland, they were set up and run by Germans.

The state museum at Majdanek has already implemented the change and the new url is: http://www.majdanek.eu/

As of this posting the Auschwitz-Birkeanu website has not changed and its website is: http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/

Both sites have archival information.

To read more go to:
http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/9904

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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