Re: Auschwitz vs Oswiecim #general


Jake Goldstein
 

When the Germans created the concentration camp in Oswiecim, on
> 27 April 1940, they called it Auschwitz that seems to be the
> translation of Oswiecim >from Polish to German. Was the name
> Auschwitz known before ? For example, was someone born in that town
> in 1904, born in Auschwitz or Oswiecim?

"Auschwitz" when pronounced in German, approximates the sound of
"Oswieciem" as pronounced in Polish.

Jake Goldstein

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