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Part of the Berlin Wall as a memorial at the police college

Büchenbeuren (ots) - In the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, Interior Minister Roger Lewentz and his counterpart Interior Minister Karl-Heinz Schröter from Brandenburg have part of the Berlin Wall as a piece of German history to the Hochschule der Polizei Rheinland - Palatinate passed. “The fall of the Berlin Wall was a long unimaginable stroke of luck for all Germans. That is why it is important that we keep the memory of the world alive 30 years ago. Especially for young people who have little connection to the division of Germany, ”said Interior Minister Lewentz. The Minister thanked his Brandenburg counterpart Karl-Heinz Schröter for letting a total of two sections of the historic Berlin hinterland wall from the time of the building of the wall, which should serve as memorials in Rhineland-Palatinate to commemorate the division of Germany and its consequences. The hinterland wall was part of the border facilities around West Berlin. “This section is now a memorial. It is reminiscent of the many people who lost their lives on the inner German border. It is reminiscent of an injustice regime and misguided state power, ”said Lewentz. This section finds its right place on the campus of the Police University, because it always reminds the next generation who the police are doing their important work for: the citizens of this country. “The police are a central pillar of our democracy. It protects citizens from crime, it ensures order and, above all, it is a guarantee of our freedom, ”emphasized the minister. The information board very deliberately reads: "This symbol of German post-war history offers the opportunity to examine our own values, our role as police officers in a democratic constitutional state and our self-image as a civil police." Working for democracy and freedom on a daily basis is the job of everyone and part of the police's self-image, Lewentz emphasized. "As a central educational institution for the Rhineland-Palatinate police, the handover of this piece of the Berlin hinterland wall offers us an opportunity to grapple with our own values, our role as police officers in a democratic constitutional state and our self-image as a civil police," said the director of the Hochschule der Polizei Rheinland Palatinate, Friedel Durben.

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