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Opening Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (slightly abridged)

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Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Historical truth is hard to come by. It is sought wherever violence, war and civil war have rent societies asunder. It is an essential requirement for any rapprochement or reconciliation in society; without it, it would be unimaginable, impossible to build up a joint future in Somalia or Afghanistan, not to mention in Iraq.

After the dark chapter of the Nazi past, a peacebuilding milestone was set and legal history written here, in Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

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(2009). Opening Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier (slightly abridged). In: Ambos, K., Large, J., Wierda, M. (eds) Building a Future on Peace and Justice. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85754-9_2

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