FOR THE FIRST TIME GERMAN COURT PUNISHES THE TV CHANNEL FOR SAYING “POLISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS”
The court ordered the ZDF channel to apologize for the use of the expression “Polish Death Camps”. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to Polish Radio.
The Koblenz High Court in the west of Germany ordered ZDF to publish an apology on the first page of their web portal for the use of a false phrase “Polish concentration camps”. In a conversation with the Polish Radio, a lawyer Lech Obara, who advised a former prisoner of German concentration camp Carol Tenderie, who entered into a lawsuit with a German television channel, said that they were satisfied with the sentence.
The Koblenz High Court in a written justification for the verdict, which orders the ZDF channel to apologize, argued that the expression “Polish Death Camps” is not only a mere geographic mistake. In the court’s opinion, these words may give the impression that these camps were created by the Poles.
In addition, the court did not support ZDF’s view that the apology would be humiliated by the broadcaster. This is the first case when the German court admitted that the false statement “Polish death camp” used by the ZDF channel violated Carol Tendery’s personal rights. “We are completely satisfied with this verdict. He gives us the right to apply to law enforcement agencies for their proper execution,” said lawyer Lech Obara.
He also reported on lawsuits against other German media who used the false statement “Polish death camps” on their web pages. Respondents will be Mittelbayerische Zeitung and German B5.
Recall that in July 2013, the ZDF channel posted on its website a message regarding a TV show about the liberation of the Majdanek and Auschwitz Nazi concentration camps. Concerning these objects, the expression “Polish death camps” was used. The lawsuit against the TV channel was filed by former prisoner Auschwitz Karol Tender.