The two politicians laid a joint wreath and signed a contract for closer cooperation in the field of Holocaust remembrance in the future. Among the guests at the memorial were the Holocaust survivors, Franz and Petra Michalski, Peter Johann Gardosch and Margot Friedländer. In addition to the two foreign ministers, Margot Friedländer and Margo Wieseler also spoke in the stelae field of the Holocaust Memorial.
Antony Blinken: “Together with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Stiftung Denkmal, we will intensify our cooperation in the field of Holocaust remembrance.”
Heiko Maas spoke of our mission to “find new forms of remembrance that do not allow personal destinies to fade away. never. We owe this to the murdered and the survivors – and we are pleased and honoured to know you among us today, dear Margot Friedländer, dear Mr. Gardosch, dear Petra and Frank Michalski. And we owe it to our children and our grandchildren, whom we have to protect as much as possible from the mistakes of the past.” to the full speech
After the two foreign ministers, the survivor Margot Friedländer spoke. She talked about her life and how her mother had said goodbye to her at the very end: “Try to make your life!” That was in January 1943. Today Margot Friedländer is 99 years old.