A: When it’s a Nazi German death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
But even that’s not right. It really should be the Nazi German death camp in Oswiecim and Brzezinka, Polska (Auschwitz is what the Germans called it).
For a long while now some foreign journalists have been calling the above one of the Polish concentration camps. The New York Times is especially prone to this slip of the cursor, it appears. The Israel Insider reports:
"In the years after the war, the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was definitively associated with the criminal activities of the national socialist Nazi regime in Germany. However, for the contemporary, younger generations, especially abroad, that association is not universal," [Culture Ministry spokesman Jan] Kasprzyk said.
Poland has applied to UNESCO to formally change the name of the death camp to be German Nazi death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. "The proposed change in the name leaves no doubt as to what the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp was," Kasprzyk said.
And they are probably correct. What is interesting about the article in the Israel Insider, however, is the headline:
'Poles find name of death camp offensive, seek to shunt all blame to Germans'
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?