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Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time in her 14 years as German chancellor


On our first visit as German chancellor to the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on the Merkel said Germany has an on ending responsibility to remember the **** war crimes here's NPR's rob Smith's it was miracles first official visit to the former concentration camp in fourteen years as Germany's chancellor Polish prime minister Matteo as Marvi kia company in her as did an eighty seven year old survivor of the cap Mikel told those present that to be aware of the responsibility of remembering the war crimes is part of our country's national identity and self understanding as an enlightened free democracy she also acknowledge the rise of anti semitism in Germany saying in order to combat it the history of extermination camps like Auschwitz must

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