Germany's Foreign Ministry orders removal of Nazi-era portraits

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Holocaust survivors welcomed the decision, calling it "a symbolic signal of modern Germany's moral and political maturity", said Elan Steinberg, Vice-President of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.

The decision follows the publication of a book which reveals the ministry played a more active role in the Holocaust than previously thought.

"The intention is to only include the portraits of diplomats sent abroad since the Foreign Office was re-established in 1951 – as is the case already at the Foreign Office headquarters," the spokesman said....

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