During the Second World War, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was the Nazis' largest death camp. Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of a foundation that funds conservation efforts.
In 1942, leaders of the Nazi regime met in a mansion in the west of Berlin to plan the "final solution of the Jewish question." Here's what's new at the upgraded exhibition of the House of the Wannsee Conference.
After 14 years in office, the chancellor has visited Nazi Germany's most notorious concentration camp. While there, she underscored her country's enduring responsibilities.
Merkel is paying her first visit as chancellor to the site of the Nazi concentration camp and extermination center Auschwitz-Birkenau. While it is "a place that commands silence," the setting also demands earnest words.
Angela Merkel used her speech at Auschwitz to condemn anti-Semitism. She visited the former Nazi death camp at a time when making a commitment to Jewish life in Germany is paramount, says DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl.
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