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Monday
Feb202012

The Associated Press bans phrase "Polish death camps"

Dear Friends

The Associated Press
 has joined The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Yahoo! Inc., in changing their Stylebook regarding concentration camps. According to David Minthorn, Deputy Standards Editor and AP Stylebook co-editor, the new entry in The AP Stylebook reads as follows:
 

Concentration camps - For World War II camps in countries occupied by Nazi Germany, do not use phrases like Polish death camps that confuse the location and the perpetrators. Use instead, for example, death camps in Nazi-occupied Poland.

This is a major development because more than 1,700 newspapers and more than 5,000 television and radio broadcasters subscribe to the Associated Press. The AP Stylebook is the most widely-used journalistic style guide in the United States.

Thanks to all that have signed this petition. Your vigilance will ensure that the media is accurate in writing about German concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Poland.  

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