German Bundestag member said he was happy to have an Armenian mother who taught him Armenian language.
“I am a German, whose mother was born in Armenia, and I am grateful to her for what she taught me Armenian language,” Martin Pätzold, member of CDU/CSU group said during the discussion on the Armenian Genocide recognition on Thursday.
“I am grateful that Germany acknowledges its share of responsibility in this important moral issue, and that resolution will be adopted. It will show how different nations can coexist. I am a German, whose mother was born in Armenia. I grew up, learning Armenian and realizing that the Genocide recognition does not imply pointing at someone with your finger or searching for the perpetrators. It is only about reaching an agreement,” he said.