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 German minister heckled at Nazi camp ceremony
    SACHSENHAUSEN, Germany, April 23 (Reuter) - German Foreign
 Minister Klaus Kinkel was heckled by people attending services
 marking the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp on Sunday
 when he referred to the camp's subsequent use by communists.
    Kinkel continued with his speech at the Sachsenhausen camp,
 just north of Berlin in the former East Germany, despite booing
 and calls of ``Get out'' from the crowd of 8,000.
    The crowd, including around 1,300 survivors of the Nazi camp
 opened in 1936 and liberated in 1945, apparently objected to
 Kinkel's linking of oppression from both fascists and communists
 at Sachsenhausen at a ceremony supposed to centre on the victims
 of Nazism.
    An estimated 100,000 people died at the hands of brutal SS
 guards before the Red Army reached Sachsenhausen in 1945.
    Soviet secret police imprisoned around 50,000 political
 prisoners at the camp after the war. Some 13,000 died.
    ``We remember the liberation on April 23, 1945. But
 Sachsenhausen was not closed then. More prisoners came here. New
 suffering took place. This we cannot forget,'' Kinkel said.
    Most of Kinkel's address condemned the Nazis and their
 campaign of death and terror against their opponents.
    ``We remain reminded: This country can never again send out
 xenophobia, intolerance and antisemitism. Never again.''


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