Ambassador's remark at HBS Conference (January 27, 2017)
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The German Ambassador, Dr. Ingo Karsten, delivered opening remarks at the conference “Dealing with the legacy of the Holocaust” organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung at Metahouse in Phnom Penh on January 27, 2017- the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Ambassador stated that the legacy of the Holocaust is manifold and it is not restricted to Germany alone. He recalled: “Today, 71 years ago, the largest death camp “Auschwitz-Birkenau” was liberated by the Soviet troops. This date has become the International Holocaust Remembrance Day which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005”. He talked about the so called “Stolpersteine”, stumble stones, which are literally designed to make a passer-by stumble over them and become aware, if only for a few seconds, of one of the millions murdered by the Nazis. These stones are a symbol of the commitment in German society that is best summed up by the phrase “Remember! Never again!” – so the German Ambassador to Cambodia.