The Second World War began in September 1939 with Germany’s invasion of Poland. It was here that the demonic violence of the racial-ideological war of annihilation in Central and Eastern Europe became apparent for the first time, bringing immeasurable suffering to the country’s people.
On 10 September, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will meet his counterparts Jean‑Yves Le Drian and Zbigniew Rau in Weimar – the very place where this important Franco-German-Polish forum for cooperation was launched 30 years ago.
Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth met his counterparts from Poland and France in Lens, France. They reaffirmed their common goals in the area of climate policy, the rule of law, EU enlargement and a social Europe in a joint statement.
During her visit to Poland for the events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, Minister of State Müntefering is promoting projects with young people designed to encourage examination of the past.
To this day, the suppression of the uprising is a symbol of the unimaginable crimes committed by the Germans and of the Polish nation’s desire for freedom. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is travelling to Poland today to attend the ceremonies of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of the uprising.
More participants than ever before came to the 19th German Polish Forum to discuss the future of Europe