The heiress of a German biscuit empire has apologized for comments that seemed to downplay the use of forced labor in Nazi Germany.
Verena Bahlsen, who is part owner of her father’s Bahlsen bakery, said she “deeply regrets” her remarks about the way the company treated those forced to work under Hitler’s regime.
“It was a mistake to amplify this debate with thoughtless responses. Nothing could be further from my mind than to downplay national socialism or its consequences,” Bahlsen said.
She said she recognizes the need to learn more about the company’s history.
Bahlsen told Germany’s Bild newspaper that the bakery treated forced …read more
Source: Voice of America