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Wolfsburg / Dresden

Apprentices talk to Saxony’s Minister-President about Memorial Site work at Auschwitz, tolerance and respect

Michael Kretschmer (center), Prime Minister of Saxony, talking to Volkswagen apprentices, who participated this September in the Memorial Site work at Auschwitz.
  • Transparent Factory: Apprentices from Germany and Poland report on conservation work, encounters and experiences 
  • Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer: “It is so important not to forget – and to stand up for your opinions!” 
  • Managing Director for Human Resources and Organization Dirk Coers: “Volkswagen stands for tolerance, internationality and cosmopolitanism.” 
  • IAC Vice-President Christoph Heubner: “Auschwitz survivors follow the commitment of Volkswagen apprentices with great sympathy.”

At the Transparent Factory in Dresden today, Volkswagen apprentices from Germany and Poland talked about their conservation work, encounters and experiences at Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial Site before an audience of employees and managers from Volkswagen Saxony. The Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, attended the event as guest of honor and discussed with the apprentices how young Poles and Germans understand history and can shape the future together. Other topics included cooperation between people from different cultures in international companies and the fundamental importance of tolerance and respect at the workplace and in public life.

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