Merkel supports memorial to Germans expelled after WWII

August 22, 2009 17:32


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her support Saturday for a memorial to Germans forced to relocate from eastern Europe after World War II, but said it did not mean Germany was seeking to diminish responsibility for starting the war. After the Third Reich collapsed in 1945 and borders were moved westward, millions of ethnic Germans in Poland, then-Czechoslovakia and elsewhere were viewed as traitors and were expelled or fled. Backed by the German government, a group called the Federation of Expellees is moving ahead with plans for a memorial in Berlin for those dispossessed, which will also include information on expulsions of other people throughout history. Merkel told the group at its annual meeting that the planned Center against Expulsions was an appropriate way to commemorate the expellees' plight.

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