At a memorial event for the victims of the neo-Nazi terror cell on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked their relatives for forgiveness for investigators' wrongful suspicions about the victims and their families. She called on Germany not to forget. "Indifference has a devastating effect," she said.
Germany has paid tribute to the victims of the neo-Nazi terror cell with a moving ceremony in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the keynote speech at the event in Berlin's Konzerthaus concert hall on Thursday morning. In front of around 1,200 guests, including relatives of the victims and many leading politicians, she described the murder series as an "attack" on Germany and a "disgrace for our country."
Merkel read out the names of the murder victims and described their family backgrounds and future plans. "He had no chance to achieve his dreams," she said, in reference to one of the victims.