German president recalls war, Leningrad siege with shame, sorrowBreaking News
tags: World War II, Russia, Germany, Leningrad
MOSCOW. Jan 27 (Interfax) - German President Joachim Gauck has expressed his sorrow in recalling the atrocities of the war Germany was waging against the Soviet Union and extended sympathy to the survivors of the siege of Leningrad in a letter sent to the Russian president on the occasion of the 70th anniversary since the breaking of the siege of Leningrad.
"The thoughts about the destructive war Nazi Germany was waging against the Soviet Union are causing me to feel only deep sorrow and shame. The siege of Leningrad was particularly horrible," according to the letter, which was posted on the website of the German Consulate General in St. Petersburg on Monday.
The German Bundestag is also dedicating a special January 27 event commemorating victims of National Socialism (Nazism) to those killed and affected during the siege of Leningrad, Gauck said....
comments powered by Disqus
- Bozeman schools prefer kids in class on MLK Day
- Universities across the country are facing up to their past association with slavery
- Trump Budget Proposes Devastating Cuts to Federal History, Archival & Education Programs
- Alabama governor signs law giving thousands of felons their right to vote back
- Jerusalem Post recalls history of the Six-Day War
- Jill Lepore: Americans Aren't Just Divided Politically, They're Divided Over History Too
- AHA joins protest of Trump’s plan for drastic cuts to the NEH
- Diane Ravitch says the Democrats paved the way for the education secretary's efforts to privatize our public schools
- Mark Moyar explains why he came to believe the Vietnam War was winnable
- How should Texas high schoolers learn history?