This Day in Jewish History 1985: Ronald Reagan Sparks Storm With Visit to German War Cemetery

Failing to see the difference between American soldiers and the Waffen-SS, president refuses to cancel visit, but goes to concentration camp too.

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On May 5, 1985, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in Bonn for an economic summit, made an eight-minute visit to the military cemetery outside the West German city of Bitburg. There, he paid his respects to...