Angela Merkel Visits Dachau

First such visit to the Nazi concentration camp by any German chancellor


Angela Merkel has laid a wreath at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau, in the first such visit to the site by a German chancellor.

She made a short, emotional speech saying the camp "fills me with deep sadness and shame" and said it was a warning of the dangers of indifference.

The visit took place during Mrs Merkel's election campaign and was followed by a rally in a beer tent.

Political opponents called the combination "tasteless".