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May 3, 2015 12:24 pm

German Chancellor Merkel Joins Holocaust Survivors to Mark Dachau Liberation

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View of the prisoners' barracks soon after the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp 70 years ago. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org– German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich on Sunday. In a speech before 120 Holocaust survivors from 20 different countries and six U.S. soldiers who liberated the camp, Merkel said Germans will never forget the “unfathomable horrors” of the Nazis.

“These former concentration camps have come into public focus in recent weeks with the passing of the 70th anniversaries of the liberation of one camp after another,” Merkel said. “They all admonish us to never forget. No, we will never forget. We’ll not forget for the sake of the victims, for our own sake, and for the sake of future generations.”

“These camps keep our memories alive, despite all the adversity out there,” Merkel added,Reuters reported. “There are unfortunately incidents again and again such as the theft of the Dachau gate last year that are disturbing.”

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