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Polish president commemorates WWII in Germany

September 10, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has commemorated the outbreak of World War II in a speech to the Germany parliament.

Komorowski spoke at a ceremony Wednesday marking 75 years since Germany’s attack on Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.

He recalled the incredible sufferings which World War II brought to millions of people in countries occupied by Hitler’s Germany, but mentioned also the pain and losses of civilians in Germany and its allied countries.

Komorowski called it a miracle that Europe has overcome hatred and hostility so that today young Poles and Germans are studying and working together.

Some 55 million people died in World War II, which ended in 1945.

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