Poland welcomes Obama letter on 'death camp' error

June 1, 2012 15:55


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WARSAW - Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski welcomed a letter from Barack Obama on Friday in which the US leader expressed regret for upsetting Poles earlier this week by referring to a "Polish death camp."

Poles have called on Obama to apologize for a phrase they have long sought to eliminate from historical and newspaper accounts which suggests Poland, which was occupied by the Nazi Germany during World War Two, was partially responsible for Holocaust atrocities perpetrated on its soil.

Numerous German camps in occupied Poland during the war included the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow-Plaszow and Treblinka complexes.

"The correspondence received today is an important and a very necessary gesture by the US President," Komorowski told a news conference. "In my view, it's a letter from our important ally and a good friend."

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