Berlin Monument for Polish WWII Victims

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Berlin Monument for Polish WWII Victims

Post by henryk » 27 Aug 2019 22:55 ... II-victims
German politicians support monument for Polish WWII victims
Polish Radio 27.08.2019 10:32

A number of prominent German politicians, including the president of the Bundestag, have voiced support for a new monument in Berlin to commemorate Poles killed during World War II. The president of the Bundestag lower house of parliament, Wolfgang Schaeuble, declared his support in an interview with German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, published in full on Tuesday.

Schaeuble said: “Such a monument would encourage people to reflect more about the sufferings of Poles under the German occupation and Nazi terror.” He added: “This would also allow a better understanding of how our Polish neighbours think about current European issues, as these thoughts are influenced by the past.” Schaeuble joins a group of roughly 240 German MPs who have come out in support of such a monument, from all parties except the far-right Alternative for Germany.

Plans for the monument were first floated in 2017, with a proposed location near Anhalter Bahnhof station in central Berlin.

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