Czech PM visits Plotzensee Memorial Centre

On a working visit to Germany, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Friday paid homage to 677 Czech Nazi resistence fighters who were executed in the Plotzensee jailhouse. Laying a wreath at the Plotzensee Memorial Centre the prime minister said it was important that the heroic deeds of resistance fighters should not be forgotten. Almost 3,000 executions were conducted in the Plotzensee jailhouse between 1933 and 1945.

The Czech prime minister is on a two-day working visit to Germany, his first since taking office. His talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials on Thursday focused on bilateral ties, European integration and the crisis in Ukraine. The Czech prime minister also visited the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg; the German firm owns the Czech carmaker Škoda Auto.