Merkel pays first visit as chancellor to Auschwitz camp

Merkel pays first visit as chancellor to Auschwitz  camp
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  • calendar-gray 06 December 2019

Angela Merkel made her first visit on Friday to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial after 14 years as German chancellor, bringing a 60 million euro donation to help conserve the site, APA reports citing Reuters.

Merkel will announce the donation, half of which comes from Germany’s federal government and half from its regional governments, at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

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