Merkel acknowledged Germany’s responsibility for the Nazis


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged full responsibility of their country for the crimes of the Nazis in Greece. She stated this at a meeting with President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis pavlopoulos a, according to the portal Ekathimerini.

The head of state took advantage of the moment and repeated the demand Athens to Berlin on reparations for war crimes of the Nazis. According to him, the issue should be addressed competently and on the basis of international and European cultural values. In response Merkel has declared that it accepts “full responsibility for the crimes of the Nazis” during the Third Reich.

The leaders also touched on the struggle with the migration crisis. Pavlopoulos pointed out that Merkel has shown considerable courage in this matter, and the response to the crisis has increased its credibility as a European leader and United Europe. The Chancellor responded that he understood the Greek position on this issue and each country must contribute to the solution. She also noted the current significant improvement of relations between the two countries.

In October 2018, the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Greece for forgiveness for the crimes committed during the Nazi occupation, passed the broadcasting company Deutsche Welle. According to him, the moral and political responsibility of Germany for what happened should not be forgotten.

During the Second world war were killed 60-70 thousand Greek Jews.

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