In the view of the Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster, Germany is "the last country that can allow itself to reject refugees and the persecuted". It has brought so much horror across the world and is deeply in debt to many countries, he said on Sunday at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau concentration camp on 29 April 1945.
... "But when I see that in Dresden there are 10,000 people who come to cheer an Islam hater and right-wing populist like Geert Wilders, it makes me sick," said the Würzburg doctor. Increasing numbers of asylum seekers and Islamic terrorism were "no reason to proclaim a Judeo-Christian West without Muslims" or to threaten politicians with murder.
Schuster said memories of Holocaust survivors were "today more precious than ever". The events were retreating ever further into the past; for many young people the Nazi terror and the Shoah "were only historical facts" without personal relevance: "The distance grows, and the empathy falls - but not when you set foot in this place."
Therefore a visit to a concentration camp memorial should be obligatory for all secondary school pupils.Source: Welt