Germany's president has apologized to homosexuals for the persecution they had to endure during and after the Second World War. Frank-Walter Steinmeier was speaking on the 10th anniversary of a monument to homosexual victims in the Nazi era.
The 50-year-old US professor had been assaulted in a park and was then tackled and hit by police while chasing the 20-year-old who attacked him. Police apologized for the case of mistaken identity.
German President Steinmeier has apologized for the mistreatment of gays in the first decades of the German Federal Republic. He said the injustices committed by the Nazis should have ended with their rule.
A film by Israeli multimedia artist Yael Bartana will replace the current loop video at the Berlin Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.
The German government has not yet responded in kind to the apology offered by Macedonia to a German citizen abused by the CIA in 2003. The wrongfully imprisoned Khalid al-Masri says he was tortured while in custody.
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