Michelle Obama visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Michelle Obama is visiting the Holocaust memorial site with her two daughters (Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian, White House photographer)

Michelle Obama is visiting the Holocaust memorial site with her two daughters (Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian, White House photographer)

American First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Holocaust memorial site in Berlin today.

Mrs Obama took her daughters, Malia and Sasha, 14 and 11, to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe as part of the family’s two-day visit to Germany.

The girls were seen keeping their heads respectfully low and touching some of the 2,711 concrete the memorial slabs. They were joined by the President Obama's half-sister Auma Obama.

The President is on his first visit to Berlin as leader of the United States.

Last updated: 12:59pm, June 19 2013