America needs stronger ties to Germany now

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her commencement speech in May at Harvard University, a child of an Auschwitz survivor, Harvard President Lawrence Bacow, will sit right behind her. Yet Germany’s leader will also give her speech in a country in which four out of 10 people do not even know what Auschwitz is, or what happened there, according to a 2018 study. The figure for millennials is more shocking still.