Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Germany's Foreign Minister in Angela Merkel's coalition government.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told pupils more should be done to ensure future generations know about the Holocaust. Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the children to visit Yad Vashem and former Nazi death camps.
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors have joined delegates from world governments at the Auschwitz concentration camp on the 75th anniversary of its liberation. Jewish groups urged Germany to do more to combat anti-Semitism.
Speaking at Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, German President Steinmeier said his country should be judged by its commitment to fighting anti-Semitism. The evils of the Nazi era continue to exist today, he added.
German President Steinmeier has warned against forgetting the lessons learned from "unbridled nationalism." Germany stands by its responsibility for the war, Steinmeier said at the 75th anniversary of the pivotal battle.