Smolevichi District, 18 November (BelTA) - Belarus, like no other country, honors the memory of war heroes, much, Deputy Chairman of the Federal Union of Friendship Societies of Germany Heinz Wehmeier, a participant of the 11th meeting of representatives of the twin cities of Belarus and Germany on 18-20 November, told BelTA.
Heinz Wehmeier has been in contact with Belarusian partners for many years and knows firsthand what a huge patriotic work is being done in Belarus, especially in the Year of Historical Memory. As part of the German delegation, Heinz Wehmeier laid flowers at the Mound of Glory. The participants observed a minute of silence to honor the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War. This solemn ceremony, designed to pay tribute to all the fallen, is one of the items on the agenda of the current Belarusian-German forum. A delegation from the Federal Republic of Germany arrived to participate in the event.
It is symbolic that the 11th meeting of the twin cities of Belarus and Germany is running in the Year of Historical Memory. The topic of preserving the historical memory is high on the agenda of the event. The participants will also talk about the prospects for the development of cooperation between Belarusian and German partners.
The Mound of Glory is located on the site of fierce battles, during which a 105,000-strong group of Hitler's army was defeated in the summer of 1944. This event went down in history as the Minsk Cauldron. Within five weeks, the Red Army inflicted a heavy defeat on Army Group Center, the largest military unit of the Third Reich, and completely liberated Belarus.