German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks toward the main railway entrance to Birkenau, the largest of the camps that made up the Auschwitz complex in Poland. It was the German chancellor’s first visit to the former Nazi death camp, an enduring symbol of the Holocaust, since taking office 14 years ago.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks toward the main railway entrance to Birkenau, the largest of the camps that made up the Auschwitz complex in Poland. It was the German chancellor’s first visit to the former Nazi death camp, an enduring symbol of the Holocaust, since taking office 14 years ago.