Auschwitz concentration camp/the Auschwitz concentration camp

Anne Frank

Senior Member
Russian
If I ever get to Poland, I'll definitely visit all its significant WW2 sites including auschwitz concentration camp/the auschwitz concentration camp.
Hi there!
Which one is correct to use?

Auschwitz concentration camp or the Aschwitz concentration camp?
 
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    Usually in Britain it is just referred to as Auschwitz. There is no need to say what it is.

    The rules for "the" with names of places are complicated. It depends to some extent on whether you regard "concentration camp" as part of the name. On the whole, though, I would probably omit "the" here, but I think both are possible.
     

    elroy

    Moderator: EHL, Arabic, Hebrew, German(-Spanish)
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    On the whole, though, I would probably omit "the" here, but I think both are possible.
    I would include “the.”
    To me, it’s not “Auschwitz Concentration Camp” (proper name), so it sounds wrong to me without “the.”
     
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