‘I Wish I Could Say We Germans Have Understood the Holocaust,’ President Steinmeier Confesses in 75th Anniversary Commemoration Address
January 29, 2020
Germany’s president confessed in a major speech on Wednesday that he was unconvinced his country had grasped the lessons of the Holocaust. Speaking at a session of the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp, Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that “the evil spirits of the past are now appearing in new guise.”…Acknowledging [Israeli President] Rivlin’s presence in the audience, Steinmeier remarked, “I wish I could say today with conviction, especially in front of our guest from Israel: We Germans have understood.” READ MORE
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