Opinion Why Germany's National Team Shouldn't Visit Auschwitz

With the European Football Championship set to take place in Poland this summer, a debate has broken out in Germany over whether its national team should visit Auschwitz during the massive tournament. A prominent German Jewish writer argues the gesture would be a cheap exercise and that the team has no business visiting the concentration camp.
Von Henryk M. Broder
The German national football team during a training session in February: "The young players don't bear the blame, but they do bear the responsibility."

The German national football team during a training session in February: "The young players don't bear the blame, but they do bear the responsibility."

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