Neither actually. Do pay attention to history, you might learn something from it.
I know there is no difference. I want you to commit to definition, or in other words, commit your head to the noose.
I was commenting on your use of plural nouns. Poland only ran one pre-WWII concentration camp.
am paying attention to history; your history as a participant of this board. To date, ad hominem attacks appear to be your specialty. ... If you're of English descent I'd get off your high horse on this one.
Do you actually know what an ad hom is or were you being deliberately ironic?
That majority is who you should consider when writing crap here and elswhere. Why, because they don't read books and get their "knowledge" from TV, Hollywood histo-dramas, poorly written newspaper articles, and the Net.
So we must lie to people because they are too stupid to understand the truth? That is your argument? Pathetic.
By using the term "concentration camp" for a harsh prison,
A prison is a place for convicted criminals: the people in the pre-WWII Polish concentration camp were given trials.
and you see that is the term "detention camp or prison" used by 99.9% of historians,
99.9% use “detention camp or prison”? That would mean for every one who uses “concentration camp”, there are 999 who use “detention camp or prison”. Let’s see, Yale University professor Timothy Snyder, the US Library of Congress, the Polish Nobel prize-winning author Czesław Miłosz, Ukrainian historians Kubijovych and Idzio, Polish-British historian Tadeusz Piotrowski and British historian Norman Davies all use the phrase “concentration camp”. I make that seven. You can of course name seven times 999, i.e. 693, historians who use “detention camp or prison”, can’t you.
you are misleading readers into believing that it was a death camp.
And now you refine your argument further. We must lie to people because they are too stupid to understand the difference between a death[/] camp and a [b]concentration
camp. You really do have a low view of the common man, don’t you.
Whatever definitions Bereza was a severe prison and nothing more,
As already noted: prisons are places for convicted criminals.
You are, of course, conveniently forgetting little detail that we were already kinda busy with the German invasion. Why do you expect us to be a heroes all the time but for Brits to promise something and not even try to deliver it’s OK in your book?
OK, I’ll give you a pass for 1939. But, with the honourable exception of the groups mentioned by Sjam, there were almost no Poles who fought against the Red Army in 1944-1954. In fact there were far far more Poles fighting alongside the Red Army than against it!
As is traditional, I’ll now ask you to specify in detail the help which Britain promised but did not provide. Remember that the phrase is “all the support and assistance in its power”. Please list all the things which Britain could have done but did not.