Germany reflects on WWII 70 years later

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The Israeli team are in an ecstatic mood at the closing ceremony of Europe’s Maccabi Games. They’ll be taking home the most medals in what’s known as the “Jewish Olympics”.

This year’s competition is of particular significance as it has been held in Germany for the first time since the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.
For organizers, it is a historic time. CCTV’s Guy Henderson filed this report.

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Germany reflects on WWII 70 years later

The Israeli team are in an ecstatic mood at the closing ceremony of Europe's Maccabi Games. They'll be taking home the most medals in what's known as the "Jewish Olympics". This year's competition is of particular significance as it has been held in Germany for the first time since the fall of Hitler's Third Reich. For organizers, it is a historic time. CCTV's Guy Henderson filed this report.

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  • Memories of Nazism have been kept very much alive, even 70 years on. Confronting the past has been painful, but widely seen as paving a path towards redemption.