Schröder's Private Pilgrimage

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FAMILY TIES:Schröder will visit the communal grave of his father, Fritz, inset

It seems as if German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has spent the entire summer publicly apologizing for World War II. He was the first German leader to participate in D-day ceremonies on the 60th anniversary of the Allied invasion in June. Last week, he became the first German Chancellor to honor the estimated 200,000 Poles killed by German troops during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. And this week, the Chancellor makes another war-related pilgrimage, this time to Romania. Sixty years ago, his father, Fritz, a lance corporal in the Wehrmacht, was killed and buried with eight other German soldiers in a communal grave...

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