German President Joachim Gauck is on a state visit to Greece. In the village of Ligades he will lay a wreath in memory of the victims of a massacre committed by German soldiers in World War II.
In September 1943, German Wehrmacht troops slaughtered some 5,200 Italian soldiers on the Greek isle. The massacre was a turning point in Greece and Italy's relationship, but the bloody event was downplayed for years.
President Joachim Gauck has visited Babyn Yar, a 1941 Nazi massacre site in Ukraine, saying generations later Germany will continue owning up to its past. More than 33,000 Jews were murdered in a ravine outside Kyiv.
The deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz began 75 years ago. The horrific event was long shrouded in a veil of silence, due in large part to widespread anti-Semitism in Greece. DW's Florian Schmitz reports.
A Russian student's speech before the German parliament has triggered a heated debate in Russia. The teenager was blasted for expressing compassion for German prisoners in World War II.
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