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Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland'

Polish government protests Mattel party game that uses formulation 'Nazi Poland'

Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Polish government is demanding that toy producer Mattel recall a party game and correct a card that refers to "Nazi Poland."

That language is hugely offensive to Poles because the country was subjected to a brutal occupation by Nazi Germany throughout World War II.

Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said Friday that the Polish embassy in Washington is asking Mattel to withdraw "Apples to Apples," a game in which players compare different things.

The disputed card is entitled "Schindler' List" and says: "1993 Steven Spielberg film. Powerful, real-life story of a Catholic businessman who eventually saved over 1,000 Jews in Nazi Poland."

Polish officials are also calling on followers to Twitter to write to Mattel to protest.

There was no immediate comment from Mattel.

Updated : 2021-09-22 19:48 GMT+08:00