Stirring the memories

November 18, 2014 by J-Wire
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Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy formally introduced German Chancellor Angela Merkel who delivered a lecture to the Lowy Institute founded by the co-founder of the Westfield shopping centre empire.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Fronk Lowy

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Fronk Lowy

Lowy survived the war although members of the Slovakian born mogul’s family perished at the hands of the Nazis…including his father Hugo.

In his introduction to Angela Merkel, Lowsy said: “Madam Chancellor, the Second World War had a profound effect on both our lives.

For you, it led to the partition and the reunification of your homeland. For me, as a Holocaust survivor, it was the reason for my immigration to Australia.

I appreciate the leadership you have shown in rejecting racism and prejudice, especially anti-semitism. I respect the way Germany has reconciled itself with its history.

Both you and Germany are now seen as leaders in Europe. You run the biggest economy in Europe. Without your leadership during the debt crisis, i believe Europe would have faltered.

Australia and Germany have much in common. Our armed forces have served side-by-side. Both of our nations are committed to stopping the advance of the islamic state in the Middle East.

We share common interests in a peaceful and secure Europe.”


One Response to “Stirring the memories”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    I’ve read much on Angela Merkel and like me she’s a hoarder.
    A great advocate for the Jewish communites…. a lovely smile enjoying the company and having fun by the look of her.

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