Kraków, 22.12.2016 Karol Tendera (P) z adwokatem Lechem Obarą (2P) na sali rozpraw. Przed krakowskim Sądem Apelacyjnym rozpoczęła się 22 bm. się rozprawa apelacyjna w procesie, jaki b. więzień Auschwitz Karol Tendera wytoczył niemieckiej telewizji ZDF za użycie w omówieniu programu sformułowania "polskie obozy zagłady Majdanek i Auschwitz". (jb/cat) PAP/Jacek Bednarczyk PAP © 2016 / Jacek Bednarczyk
German broadcaster ZDF is to make an apology on its website to former Auschwitz prisoner Karol Tendera for its use of the phrase "Polish death camps Majdanek and Auschwitz", a Polish appellate court in Krakow ruled on Thursday.
The ruling is final and binding.
In April, a district court agreed that the personal goods of the claimant were infringed upon but concluded that Tendera had been effectively apologised to by ZDF and dismissed the case.
Tendera, 95, received a high honour from the Polish Foreign Ministry in June for defending the good name of his country and for putting up a fight against foreign media using the term "Polish death camps."
The misnomer "Polish death camps" suggests that Poland was responsible for World War II Nazi atrocities on its soil. (PAP)