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Federal Minister Steinmeier on the end of the Holocaust Era Assets Conference

30.06.2009 - Press release

The five-day Holocaust Era Assets Conference ended Tuesday 30 June in Prague with the adoption of the "Terezin Declaration" and a ceremony in the former Terezin ghetto. Commenting on this, Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier said: "The Prague Conference shows that we are aware of our special responsibility for dealing with Nazi injustice and the consequences of the Holocaust."

The five-day Holocaust Era Assets Conference ended today (30 June) in Prague with the adoption of the "Terezin Declaration" and a ceremony in the former Terezin ghetto.

Commenting on this, Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (30 June) issued the following statement in Berlin:

"The Prague Conference shows that we are aware of our special responsibility for dealing with Nazi injustice and the consequences of the Holocaust. During the Conference it again became clear that the substantial compensation payments made by Germany are internationally recognized.

It is becoming more and more important to keep alive the memory of the Holocaust as a warning for the future. The discussions in Prague point in the right direction, stressing the importance of information and education: the Holocaust must be addressed in schools, universities and research. Again, we will not slacken in our efforts to this end!"

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