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German president calls for 'democratic patriotism'

AP  |  Berlin 

Germany's is calling on his compatriots to embrace an enlightened, "democratic patriotism" and reject aggressive that romanticises the country's history.

said Friday that acknowledging and remembering Germany's dark Nazi past should be considered a strength, not a weakness.

Steinmeier's remarks came in a speech to Parliament marking after World War I.

The November 9 ceremony also commemorates the 1938 Nazi pogrom against Jews, known as the "Night of Broken Glass," and the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall widely seen as ending the Cold War.

In a swipe at the far-right Alternative for party, urged Germans to reject those who seek to exclude minorities.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 16:30 IST