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Former Nazi Camp Majdanek Drops .pl On Website

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - An official at the former Nazi death camp of Majdanek says the memorial has switched its website from a Polish to a European domain name.

Danuta Olesiuk, deputy director at Majdanek said Thursday that the memorial site changed its Internet address to from after a request from the government.

Poland's Culture Ministry appealed to Auschwitz and other Nazi memorial sites in the country to change their domain names. Poles do not like to associate themselves with the camps built by the Germans on their soil during World War II. They fear being blamed for Nazi war crimes.

Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and interred and murdered hundreds of thousands of Poles in the camps during the war, along with millions of Jews.