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Merkel: Germany will live up to its Holocaust responsibility

AP  |  Berlin 

German says she won't interfere with a law that criminalises certain statements about Poland's World War II history because, "as Germans, we are responsible for the things that happened during the Holocaust."

Merkel said in her weekly podcast today that the onus on from the Holocaust is something every will acknowledge and have to address.

The Polish law allows prison terms of up to three years for statements attributing Nazi crimes in German-occupied to the Polish nation.

It has caused a diplomatic dispute with Israel, which fears it will enable to whitewash the role of Poles who killed or denounced Jews during the occupation.

Merkel is scheduled to meet Polish Mateusz Morawiecki in yesterday.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:25 IST
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