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August 21, 2013 8:26 am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits Dachau, Expresses ‘Deep Sorrow and Shame’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Jacques Grießmayer.

Telegraph – Ahead of an evening election rally in Dachau, the nearby Bavarian town, she toured the memorial site at the camp and spoke with Holocaust survivors. Max Mannheimer, a camp survivor who invited the German leader to visit, described the gesture as “historic”.

Describing the Nazi era as “a horrible and unprecedented chapter of our history”, Chancellor Merkel linked her act of remembrance to concerns over the rise of new far-Right extremism in Europe.

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