Photo Gallery: The Chancellor and the Polish
Foto: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/ AFP
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Photo Gallery: The Chancellor and the Polish

All in the Family Chancellor Merkel's Heritage Pleases Poles

It was revealed this week that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's grandfather came from Poland and that her original maiden name was Kazmierczak, not the Germanized Kasner. The news may seem trivial, but it could further improve relations between the neighboring countries.