German leader Merkel to make 1st visit to Auschwitz

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is intending to visit the previous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz without precedent for her 14 years in office.

The Munich day by day Sueddeutsche Zeitung detailed Thursday that Merkel has acknowledged a challenge to go to the tenth commemoration of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation on Dec. 6.

Merkel’s office affirmed that a visit is arranged however declined to indicate the date as her arrangements are commonly declared just seven days ahead of time.

A month ago, the World Jewish Congress gave Merkel its Theodor Herzl Award for her endeavors to encourage Jewish life in Germany and her help for the territory of Israel.

Nazi Germany executed more than 1 million individuals at Auschwitz-Birkenau in involved Poland during World War II, a large portion of the Jews moved there from crosswise over Europe.

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