Merkel sees ‘everlasting responsibility’ for Nazi crimes
Ahead of Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day, German chancellor says every individual can make a contribution to combat anti-Semitism, while speaking at event to mark 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s accession to power.
Germany’s responsibility for crimes committed by the National Socialists will never expire, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday at an event to mark the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s accession to power, a day before International Holocaust Memorial Day.
Germany has an “everlasting responsibility for the crimes of National Socialism, for the victims of World War II and, above all, for the Holocaust,” Merkel said in a video message. “And this must be made clear from generation to generation and it must be said with bravery and moral courage, every individual can make a contribution so that racism and antisemitism have no chance.”