LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will visit the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during her state visit to Germany this month — the first time the British monarch has visited a concentration camp.
The queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will travel to the camp where Anne Frank and her sister died only weeks before it was liberated by the British 70 years ago. They plan to see a memorial, lay a wreath and meet with survivors and liberators of the camp.
It’s a somber note on a visit that will underscore the current mutual respect of the two countries. A state dinner, garden parties and a trip down the River Spree are included.
The queen will travel to both the German capital, Berlin, and the financial hub, Frankfurt, during the June 23-26 trip.