Kathmandu, September 1(Nepal Niti)-The president of German Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland’s forgiveness for Nazi tyranny, 80 years on from the start of World War II. Mr. Steinmeier and other world leaders are in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict.
Early on Sunday, a ceremony was held in the Polish city of Wielun, were the first German bombs fell. Mr. Steinmeier condemned the desire to annihilate that led to the attack. I bow my head before the Polish victims of Germany’s tyranny. And I ask forgiveness, Mr. Steinmeier said. Mr. Steinmeier spoke alongside his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, who denounced Nazi Germany’s attack on Poland as an act of barbarity. Wielun was to show what kind of war it would be, that it would be a total war, a war without rules, a destructive war, Mr. Duda said.