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Germany responsible for WWII concentration camps, - Merkel

While Poland has adopted a law banning to blame them for WWII crimes, Germany emphasizes they are responsible
08:24, 11 February 2018

Reuters

The responsibility for the Holocaust and other crimes of the Nazi regime lies on Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her weekly address, published on the website of the German Chancellor on Feb. 10. 

This comes as a comment to the law recently adopted in Poland, which foresees a criminal penalty for public accusations of Poland of crimes during Holocaust, of helping Nazi Germany, of military crimes or crimes against humanity.

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Merkel noted that she doesn’t have the right to interfere in the Polish legislation.

“These were concentration camps, the responsibility for which lies on Germany, and this responsibility endures, and every new government of Germany will carry on bearing this responsibility,” the Chancellor said.

She added that the German-Polish relations remain stable despite some disagreements.

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