The Legacy of War
In the first half of the twentieth century, countries and nations were victims of an aggressive and brutal Germany. Since then, German leaders have sought to return to the circle of respected countries through diplomatic, societal, and government actions that offer apology as they remember and commemorate the tragedies inflicted.
German Commemorative Acts
World War I, World War II, and the Holocaust
World War I
World War II, Naziism, and the Holocaust
German Chancellor Angela Merkel observes a moment of silence during a ceremony at the memorial in the former German Nazi concentration camp Dachau, near Munich, Germany, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by the U.S. (Reuters)” href=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/21-Chancellor-Merkel-at-70th-Anniversary-of-Liberation-of-Dachau-Concentration-Camp.jpg” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>
Remembering Germany’s Former Victims
Chancellor Merkel Remembering World War Victims in Moscow
Foreign Minister Steinmeier on 70th Anniversary of End of World War II and Russia
50th Anniversary of Franco-German Reconciliation Mass
Anniversary of Franco-German Reconciliation Treaty: Joint Session of the German Bundestag and French Assemblée Nationale; Franco-German Council of Ministers.