Polonia Attempts to Collect Signatures
American Polonia Attempts to get One Million Signatures Against Using the Phrase "Polish Concentration Camp" by American Journalists
In May of this year, the Wall Street Journal published an article including the phrase "Polish concentration camp," which is discriminatory for Poland. In spite of numerous protests of the Polish community, the paper has yet to change this phrase, claiming it to be correct.
"If six million Poles could give up their lives during World War II, then I think one million Poles can now sign the petition to honor them" – stressed Alex Storożyński, Chairman of the Kosciuszko Foundation and well-known Polish-American journalist and originator of the idea in an interview with “Rzeczpospolita” daily newspaper.
The main idea behind this initiative and petition is to create a ban on using the phrase "Polish concentration camps" by the largest American news outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Washington Post. Instead, they should use the term officially adopted by the UNESCO for the Aushcwitz-Birkenau camp, i.e. "German Nazi Concentration and Death Camp."
Those who would like to sign the above mentioned petition can do so at http://www.thekf.org/events/news/petition/