German President didn’t sugar code WWII and his countries action during it calling it a “German Crime” during a event today. Its a good showing how you can admit failures and still press on for the future.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has recalled the Second World War as a “German crime” that his nation will never forget during commemorations in Warsaw marking the start of the conflict 80 years ago.
The observances were being led by Polish President Andrzej Duda and also attended by U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and German Chancellor Angela MerkelU.S. President Donald Trump was originally scheduled to attend but cancelled, citing the need to be home with a hurricane approaching.
Nazi Germany attacked Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, triggering a nearly six-year war that killed more than 70 million people.
Steinmeier called it a “painful legacy” as he recalled the German attack on Warsaw and Poland. He recalled that under the Nazi plan for Poland, “its culture, its cities, its people — everything living was supposed to be destroyed.”