01 September 201911.26 Eighty years after the end of the Second World War, the German president Stenmeier apologizes to Poland during a ceremony in Wielun, the town where the first bombs were dropped. "I bow my head to the Polish victims of German tyranny and ask forgiveness," Stenmeier said. The Polish president Duda in recalling the German attack spoke of "an act of barbarism". Later a ceremony was held in Warsaw with the participation also of Merkel and the US vice president, Pence.