German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making her first official visit to the former Auschwitz death camp. The site was the Nazis’ largest death camp during the Second World War. Merkel’s visit marks the 10th anniversary of the foundation in charge of preserving the memorial there. In a speech Merkel payed tribute to the victims of the camp. Almost 75 years have passed since Auschwitz was liberated. Germany is now providing another 60 million euros so that the memorial site can continue and the horrors of the Holocaust can be viewed up close.
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