AfD politicians are in the former concentration camp Buchenwald, at the memorial events are not welcome. The Foundation of the memorial made in Weimar, shortly before Holocaust remembrance day this Sunday the attention. You don’t think it’s necessary, “the fact that representatives of AfD attend a memorial event to these places, as long as you are not credible to the anti-democratic, human-rights hostile and a history revisionist dissociate positions in their party,” it said in a Thursday evening statement released by the Foundation.

On Friday afternoon to be placed in the memorial with the Survivors and representatives of the Thuringian state government, a wreath for the victims. On Sunday, the international day of remembrance for the victims of national socialism. It is the six million murdered European Jews is thought of the Sinti and Roma, the forced labourers and the many other victims of the Nazi terror.

AfD group expressed surprise

The AfD faction in the Thuringian state Parliament, expressed surprise. “We have shown over the years that we have a sincere and not politically manipulative to commemorate the victims of national socialism is a major concern,” wrote the parliamentary managing Director Stefan Möller in a reaction. He is the Director of the memorial Foundation, Volkhard Knigge, in Writing, a “Reflex of the deliberate misunderstanding of positions of the AfD group”.

In the concentration camps (concentration camp) died at Buchenwald near Weimar until the end of the Second world war, more than 56,000 people to torture, medical experiments, or famine, and disease. In special facilities for more than 8000 Soviet soldiers were shot and killed prisoners. It was one of the largest concentration camp on German soil. From 1937 to April 1945, the Nazis deported some 270,000 people from all over Europe here.

ban for Björn Höcke

at the beginning of 2017 had given the memorial, the Thuringia, the AfD group chief Björn Höcke a house ban. Höcke had previously said in a speech in Dresden, among other things, with a view on the Holocaust memorial in Berlin: “We are Germans, so our people are the only people in the world, has planted a monument of shame in the heart of his capital.”

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go To this speech for the memorial to be referred again. The Foundation’s Director, Knigge wrote in a letter to the AfD of the Landtag deputies, Höcke hold up today, in his Statement to the culture of remembrance. The two years ago by the AfD Federal leadership against Höcke initiated party exclusion procedures had now been set. “From your group, no distancing from his positions become known,” it said further in the Letter. Today could not be established: “Who is credible against such positions and the associated softening, and the relative addresses within the AfD at the end of history.”

tis / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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