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Germany: First family visits Holocaust Memorial01:02

Germany: First family visits Holocaust Memorial

Germany, Berlin
June 19, 2013 at 09:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: First family visits Holocaust Memorial

First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, visited Berlin's Holocaust memorial alongside her two daughters, Sasha and Malia on Wednesday. The trip to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe also included Barack Obama's half-sister, Auma Obama. Auma, who studied and lived in Germany for 16 years, did not meet Barack Obama until after the death of their father in 1982.

President Obama was not at the memorial, participating in meetings with both German President, Joachim Gauck, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, fresh from talks at the 39th G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

President Obama is set to speak at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, approximately 50 years since United States President John F. Kennedy uttered his famed 'Ich bin ein Berliner' line during a speech in the then Cold War divided city. Around 4,000 officials, alongside some students, will be present during the speech which is expected to focus on proposed mutual efforts with Russia to reduce nuclear arms arsenals.

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Germany: First family visits Holocaust Memorial

First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, visited Berlin's Holocaust memorial alongside her two daughters, Sasha and Malia on Wednesday. The trip to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe also included Barack Obama's half-sister, Auma Obama. Auma, who studied and lived in Germany for 16 years, did not meet Barack Obama until after the death of their father in 1982.

President Obama was not at the memorial, participating in meetings with both German President, Joachim Gauck, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, fresh from talks at the 39th G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

President Obama is set to speak at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, approximately 50 years since United States President John F. Kennedy uttered his famed 'Ich bin ein Berliner' line during a speech in the then Cold War divided city. Around 4,000 officials, alongside some students, will be present during the speech which is expected to focus on proposed mutual efforts with Russia to reduce nuclear arms arsenals.