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"The evil of Nazi ideology did not occur without preconditions," Schroeder said. "The brutalization of thought and the loss of moral inhibitions had a history; above all, Nazi ideology was desired by people and man-made."
"There can be no compensation for the scale of the horror, the torture and the suffering that took place in the concentration camps," Schroeder said at the event, organized by the International Auschwitz Committee.
The memory of the Nazi genocide "is part of our national identity," Schroeder said. "Remembering the era of National Socialism and its crimes is a moral obligation -- we owe that not only to the victims, the survivors and the relatives, but to ourselves."
"It is true that the temptation to forget and suppress it is great, but we will not succumb to it," Schroeder promised.
Germany's national Holocaust memorial, standing next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, is due to open in May, and the chancellor said it would serve as "a signal against forgetting."