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'Never forget damage done by nationalism and hate', German president Steinmeier says

On Monday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited a World War II massacre site in France, where he cautioned against the perils of nationalism. This came just a day after the European elections, which saw gains for the far right.

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published June 10,2024

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against the dangers of nationalism on Monday, as he visited a World War II massacre site in France a day after European elections that saw advances for the far right.

It is "fittingly on the day after the European elections that I say: let us never forget the damage done in Europe by nationalism and hate. Let us never forget the miracle of reconciliation the European Union has worked," Steinmeier said at a commemoration ceremony for the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, where Nazi SS soldiers massacred civilians in 1944.