Netflix was asked to amend maps of Poland shown in its series The Devil Next Door , after an official complaint was made by Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, and subscribers. The maps were deemed confusing as for Poland’s role in the death camps.
The Devil Next Door tells the true story of a Ukrainian-American car worker accused of being a Nazi concentration camp guard. According to Morawiecki, the maps depicted in the show implied that Poland was responsible for the building and operation of concentration and extermination camps, as they depict the camps within the borders of modern-day Poland. In fact, Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1945.
A statement released by Netflix explains that additional text will also be added to the maps, in order to explain the historical context and clarify any confusion. The maps themselves will not be amended.
Komentarz w sprawie serialu ‘The Devil Next Door’ (Iwan Groźny z Treblinki). pic.twitter.com/tgg64f8avk
— Netflix Polska (@NetflixPL) November 14, 2019
According to The New York Times, the explanatory text will be added in a few days. The show will not be taken down from Netflix in the interval.