Merkel Says Netanyahu Won’t Change Her View on Holocaust Origin

Chancellor Angela Merkel said her view on Adolf Hitler’s responsibility for the Holocaust won’t change after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that a Nazi-era Palestinian leader convinced Hitler to exterminate Jews.

“For the government and for myself, I can say that we recognize the responsibility of National Socialism for the breach with civilization that was the Shoah,” Merkel told reporters in Berlin alongside Netanyahu on Wednesday. “We are convinced that this must be handed down to future generations, for example in the area of school education. So we see no reason to change our historical perspective on this question.”

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