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Chancellor Merkel Mentions WWII Reparations to Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel commemorates the centenary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces, during a regular session of the German lower house of Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Germans have a special responsibility to face with attention, sensitivity and understanding everything the country caused during the Nazi era, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a message for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
“Those events include what happened in Greece and elsewhere,” the German Chancellor clarified.
According to Deutsche Welle, Merkel warned those who wanted to put the country’s Nazi past behind them that “there is no line to be drawn” in history and said that accepting responsibility also meant taking into account discussion of Greece’s request for war reparations as well.
“Of course, it is important that, for example, we do not have discussions with Greece alone, but with many other countries as well,” she said, adding for example that it would be for her personally “a very significant moment” when she travels to Russia on May 10 and, along with the Russian president, lays a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb in memory of millions of dead for whom Germany was responsible in World War II.
(source: ana-mpa)

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