Poland should not be made responsible for the Holocaust, for which the blame lies entirely with the Nazis and their World War II allies, World Jewish Congress (WJC) proclaimed Thursday in an online statement.
Referring to recent media remarks about "Polish concentration camps" and suggestions that Poles were partly to blame for the wartime extermination of Jews, WJC stated that "history and memory should be preserved". Poland should not be blamed for the Holocaust, to blame here are the Nazis and their allies, WJC's statement read.
Commenting on Poland's recent plea to UNESCO to change the official name of the Poland-located Auschwitz death camp site from Auschwitz Concentration Camp to Former Nazi-German Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, WJC said that this was a "delicate matter " and stressed that "the name Auschwitz belonged to no one except those who died there".
The most important thing in this respect is to try to understand how the victims would have felt, WJC wrote.