Obama plans to probe his family’s WWII history in Germany

President to visit memorial for the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald

Diplomatic sources reveal that Barak Obama is planning a trip to Germany next month. But an official visit to Berlin isn’t in the cards, since a German election is on—although Chancellor Angela Merkel would no doubt welcome a photo-op or two with the popular American president. Instead, Obama is apparently planning to visit the memorial for the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald. His great-uncle, Charlie Payne, served in an infantry division during World War II that helped liberate a Buchenwald satellite camp. Obama could visit on June 5, a day before he takes part in the 65th anniversary celebration of U.S. troops landing in Normandy.