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Polish Parliament Passes Law to Protect Death Camp Sites

A new bill passed by the Polish Parliament limits development within 100 yards of former Nazi concentration and death camps. The bill, supported by the government, was introduced as a reaction to the continued placement of crosses near the outer perimeter of the Auschwitz Camp and in the wake of continued efforts by some local individuals to develop land adjacent to the camp for commercial ventures. The bill also covers Maidanek, Sobibor, Belzec, Treblinka, Gross Rosen, Stutowo and Chelmno, all places of the mass murder of Jews. The bill also protects Lambinowice, where the Nazis held Polish prisoner of war.

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