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State visit: Macron lays wreath at the Holocaust Memorial

State visit: Macron lays wreath at the Holocaust Memorial

French President Macron will make one last stop in Berlin during his state visit to Germany – and it will probably be the most difficult. Then he will continue on to Saxony.

At the start of his second day of visiting Germany, French President Emmanuel Macron remembered the Jews of Europe who were murdered by Nazi Germany. Together with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, he visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin not far from the Brandenburg Gate on Monday morning.

Both presidents laid wreaths with flowers in the colors of their national flags. They were accompanied by their wives Brigitte Macron and Elke Büdenbender. The couples walked a little way into the monument, which consists of large concrete blocks, and then visited the associated museum.

During the Holocaust, around six million Jews were killed by the Nazis in Europe. Most of them died in concentration and extermination camps.

Macron and his wife Brigitte arrived in Berlin on Sunday afternoon. It is the first state visit by a French president to Germany in 24 years. The visit to the Holocaust Memorial was the last stop in Berlin. From there, Macron wanted to travel on to Dresden to give a speech on Europe in front of the Frauenkirche in the afternoon.

Source: Stern

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