Germany’s foreign ministry has instructed all its embassies abroad to take down portraits of pre-1951 ambassadors to remove any association with the Nazi era.The order says that only portraits of “ambassadors appointed since the creation of the German Federal Republic’s foreign ministry in 1951 can be displayed,” a spokesman told AFP late Tuesday.Portraits of ambassadors named since 1951 but who had links to the 1933-1945 Nazi regime will be accompanied by an “explanatory text explicitly mentioning this,” the spokesman added.The instruction follows the publication of an official report in October exposing active complicity by Nazi Germany’s foreign ministry in the systematic slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust.