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Complainant Name:
Mrs Anna Rackett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Mrs Anna Rackett complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper's reference to Auschwitz as a "Polish camp" was inaccurate in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an assurance from the newspaper that its editors and sub-editors would be briefed on the matter in order to avoid future repetition of the reference. In addition, the newspaper published the following statement:

An article on the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz on January 28 described it as a "Polish camp". We have been asked to make clear it was a German-run camp located in Poland.

Date Published: 23/04/2012

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