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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz is a German politician from the Social Democratic Party (GSDP).

From December 2021, it recalled Germany's historical responsibility for the murder of millions of Jews during the Nazi regime, DPA reported.

"The suffering of six million murdered innocent Jews is not forgotten, nor is the suffering of the survivors," Scholz wrote on Twitter today, as the memory of the victims of the Holocaust is commemorated. 

Unvergessen ist das Leid von sechs Millionen unschuldig ermordeten Jüdinnen und Juden - genauso wie das Leid der Überlebenden.

Damit unser #NieWieder auch in Zukunft Bestand hat, erinnern wir am #HolocaustGedenktag an unsere historische Verantwortung.


— Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz (@Bundeskanzler) January 27, 2023

Holocaust survivor Rosette Katz gave a speech in the German parliament today.

Bundestag Speaker Berbel Bass opened the special event, which was also attended by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

This year's commemoration focuses on people persecuted by the Nazis because of their sexual orientation or identity.

On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers free survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

There they killed more than a million people, most of them Jews.

The date has been commemorated in Germany since 1996 as Holocaust Remembrance Day, and wreaths are laid in tribute at many locations around the country.

We celebrate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Klaus Schidervan, a representative of the LGBTI community, also addressed the deputies.  

The International Auschwitz Committee drew a parallel with the Russian war in Ukraine.

The committee said this morning that this year survivors of German concentration camps are facing new horrors and suffering, and Remembrance Day is always painful for them.

This, together with the memory of their murdered families and the remaining prisoners, is the horror of a new war in Europe, notes BTA.

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