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Dr Herbert Diess

visits Auschwitz Memorial
Herbert Diess

On December 1st the Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, visited the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum and the International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim /Auschwitz.

Together with trainees from 5 Volkswagen sites in Germany Diess commemorated the 1.5 million people murdered by the national-socialist regime in Auschwitz by laying down a wreath and signing into the guestbook of the museum.

Following this visit, Mr Dies was welcomed by Zofia Posmysz for a meeting at the IYMC during which Ms Posmysz stated: We survivors monitor the work of the Volkswagen trainees with a lot of sympathy. We are grateful to the young people from Germany and Poland, that they travel here together and try to understand what Auschwitz meant for us the survivors and means for the youth of both nations nowadays- after all back then we were as young as they are today.

Photos: Mykhailo Kapustian

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