German foreign minister suggests joint German-Polish historical exhibition

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Germany's foreign minister has suggested that Germany and Poland could organize an exhibition that would examine "the whole spectrum" of the two neighbors' history.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggested in an article for Saturday's edition of the Polish daily Dziennik that the show could mark the 40th anniversary in 2010 of a groundbreaking visit to Poland by West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

Brandt dropped to his knees at the Warsaw Ghetto monument in a dramatic show of humility over Nazi Germany's actions in the war and the Holocaust.

"Why don't we ask German and Polish historians on this occasion to conceive a major exhibition that can be shown prominently in Warsaw and Berlin?" Steinmeier wrote in the piece, which his ministry released before his departure Sunday on a visit to Poland.

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