“On Liberation Day, we are grateful to everyone who risked their lives and sacrificed millions of times to free the world from fascism.

Unfortunately, even today the idea of ​​fascism has not been completely eradicated.

We must together defend democracy and freedom every day, ”the German minister wrote on Twitter.

In May 2020, Heiko Maas, in an article for the magazine Der Spiegel, stated that the National Socialist regime of the Third Reich was the only culprit in the outbreak of World War II.