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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 01:27 AM

7. I suspect the reactions would be very similar

Even though the exhibition was shown more than fifty years after the war crimes occured, its detractors finally managed to close it down.

It had shown that many in the Wehrmacht, from ordinary conscripts up to the highest level, were willing executioners. That it hadn't been just fanatical Nazis who had committed war crimes. While many applauded the exhibition, it was too much for the average conservative German. They still like to pretend/believe that their parents were all basically decent people, had no responsibility whatsoever and were just deceived. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

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