Merkel Visits Auschwitz for First Time as Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial for the first time as the country’s leader on December 6, accompanied by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

During the visit, Merkel pledged a €60 million donation from Germany to help preserve the memorial. Credit: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial via Storyful