DISINFO: Auschwitz was modeled on Polish example
  • Outlet: ren.tv (archived)* news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 27, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • Countries / regions discussed: Poland, Russia
Holocaust Historical revisionism

DISINFO: Auschwitz was modeled on Polish example


Arpad Wigand used the Polish example for designing the Auschwitz concentration camps


This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and a part of an organised campaign to defame Poland. No sources support Auschwitz was modeled after Polish PoW camps, set up after the Soviet - Polish war of 1919 - 1920. Read other examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning Poland - Poland posed a military threat to the USSR in 1938-1939, Nazi Germany considered Poland its best ally, If Poland realized a rational policy in 1939, Moscow would have had a different approach towards it and Poland re-writes the history of the Warsaw uprising accusing the USSR of its failure.


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