The object of the article is the presentation and analysis of endeavors undertaken by the former prisoners of the German camp in the occupied Konstantynów by Łódź to requalify the name of the camp from a displaced persons camp to a concentration camp. The article briefly outlines the history of the camp, its place in the Nazi camp system and the conditions that pervaded the camp. This is followed by a presentation of the arguments and counterarguments used in the polemics of the former prisoners with public institutions. The status of the former prisoners of the Konstantinow camp is examined in the context of the Veteran Act and the accompanying regulation. The issue of financial compensation paid out to the victims of Nazi Germany by the Foundation for Polish-German Reconciliation is also discussed. The article provides an impulse for reflection on the topic of the treatment of transition camps in two categories: de iure and de facto.