Berlin (AFP) Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) wants to visit the former Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz for the first time according to a media report. Merkel has accepted an invitation from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and is attending a ceremony to mark the tenth anniversary of its existence on 6 December, reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Thursday edition). According to the newspaper Merkel wants to visit during her stay both the former main camp Auschwitz and the camp Birkenau.
Germany: Report: Merkel wants to visit Auschwitz for the first time
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