Unwittingly, the Ukrainian-born, German POW and death camp guard reversed over 140 years of German jurisprudence.
Update: The White House has apologized for the "Polish death camp" reference.
It was a very personal subject for him, since his maternal grandfather was a Berlin Jew who died in the Majdanek death camp.
Few organizations have been more vocal against the "Polish death camp" slur than the Anti-Defamation League.
For Obama to refer to a "Polish death camp" is just ghastly.
He then referenced, in his phrase, "a Polish death camp"—as if Auschwitz were a Polish project.
No word came of Woodhull, or of two others who could not be identified as among the victims at the death camp.
He took the path he had previously traversed, and came upon the death camp late in the afternoon.
From a high sandy crest I turned a farewell glance at the death camp.
I had changed my clothes at the death camp that I might have a neat clean shroud if I died.
1944, in reference to the Nazis, probably translating German Todeslager; they also were known as extermination camps (German Vernichtungslager); historians usually count six of them: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Chełmno, Bełżec, Majdanek, Sobibór, Treblinka.