President Viktor Yushchenko and his family on Sunday attended a ceremony to open a museum in the Flossenburg Memorial Complex, President’s press office informed.

In his speech, Yushchenko said he respected each inmate of this German concentration camp. “Thirty thousand people rest here. Each visitor to this camp pays tribute to those who died in it.”

The President said his father, Andriy, had been in Flossenburg between December 1944 and April 1945. He said it was important to “learn proper lessons from the past,” adding that the “horrors of history unite the people.”

Accompanied by Minister-President Edmund Stoiber of Bavaria, Yushchenko also visited the Flossenburg camp chapel and then laid a wreath at the memorial plaque to the killed Ukrainians in Nations Square. He spoke with former prisoners of Flossenburg and gave them wristwatches.


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