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At Dachau, Angela Merkel Warns of Resurgent Anti-Semitism

This weekend, German chancellor Angela Merkel attended a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau concentration camp. The Times of Israel's Yannick Pasquet reports that Merkel warned that anti-Semitism must not be forgotten, lest it rise once again:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Sunday that society must “never close its eyes” to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau... “We are all forever called upon, to never close our eyes and ears to those who today accost, threaten and attack people when they identify themselves somehow as Jews or also when they side with the state of Israel,” Merkel told a solemn ceremony... “We all are forever called upon to make unmistakably clear that Jewish life is part of our identity,” Merkel added. American forces liberated the Dachau camp on April 29, 1945, and discovered on arrival the unspeakable horror that had led to the death of around 43,000 people from starvation or disease.

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