German vice chancellor condemns populist’s #Holocaust remarks

German vice chancellor condemns populist’s Holocaust remarks – Houston Chronicle — BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s vice chancellor on Wednesday harshly condemned remarks by a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, who suggested ending the country’s decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past. Sigmar Gabriel wrote on Facebook that even though he knows the AfD party thrives on provocation, the comments by Bjoern Hoecke, who leads the party in the eastern state of Thuringia, were “shocking.” Gabriel, a Social Democrat, said he entered politics decades ago partly as a protest against his own father’s Nazi convictions.

Source: German vice chancellor condemns populist’s Holocaust remarks

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