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March 28th, 2015  
tetvet
 
Just as in this Country any COUNTRY Government can only survive with power granted to it by the people , the German people thought they had a winner with Hitler and the NAZI's reality came too late
March 28th, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
When I was in Germany in the 80's Naziísm was alive and well.
March 30th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
When I was in Germany in the 80's Naziísm was alive and well.
Really?
My experience of Germany in recent years has been one of shame (may not be the right wording), the overly subservient attitude towards that period of their history worries me that when things go wrong it may become a rallying point again.

The closest thing I have seen to Naziism is a few skinheads.
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March 31st, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Really?
My experience of Germany in recent years has been one of shame (may not be the right wording), the overly subservient attitude towards that period of their history worries me that when things go wrong it may become a rallying point again.

The closest thing I have seen to Naziism is a few skinheads.
We saw what tourists never saw. My buddies I and on duty walked into a bar for a quick beer, the atmosphere could have been cut with a knife. This was not the only instance. I didn't find any shame whatsoever. As I said this was in the 1980's and in living memory for many Germans, many of whom served in WW2.

Highwayman was in the same area as me when he was a Red Cap but much later then me. I don't know if he found the same.
March 31st, 2015  
sandwichery
 
 
While we were stationed there in the mid-70's we never encountered anyone who openly stood for Nazism and what it represented. I'm sure that they were around, but you had to look for them in the right places. Since the reunification however it's obviously a different country. When we went back 20 years later on vacation we barely recognized it.
April 1st, 2015  
Queensman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Really?
My experience of Germany in recent years has been one of shame (may not be the right wording), the overly subservient attitude towards that period of their history worries me that when things go wrong it may become a rallying point again.

The closest thing I have seen to Naziism is a few skinheads.

Same here, the only time I witnessed it was at gigs by skinhead bands. I never saw it out in the streets or in the cities.
There were a couple of idiots I'm my company that certainly had nazi leanings, but that was more to do with the cultural things happening in the uk.
I have walked into bars in Germany and had the stare given to me by the locals, I don't think this was down to hatred of foreigners or such, I believe it was because that Brits tended to get drunk on the excellent beer and end up causing fights and wrecking bars and night clubs.
The Germans certainly didn't like the british for there normal Saturday night of a pint and a fight. Followed by some frikkadella and chips.
I remember going on a school exchange trip to emdem in 79, the family I stayed with were very anti nazi and told me that if anyone even mentioned hitler in a good way, they would be carted of by the police. I already knew that the nazi salute was an offence.
That there were nazi supporters in Germany in the 80's is without a doubt, there were certainly a number of people in there 60's and up that survived the war who would of been supporters of hitler.
April 1st, 2015  
tetvet
 
We the people tend to look at the Wehrmacht as good soldiers worthy opponents and its true they were tough at one point they were fighting everyone and doing a pretty good job of it with that in mind we tend to forget the atrocities committed by the Germans .
April 1st, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
My experience of Germany is how they rather react to the guilt and shame, they begin to come to terms with it and refuse to feel ashamed and guilty for something that occurred decades before they were born.

I have noticed Germans asking the older generations about what they did during the war and German historians are investigating the past in a rational way.
April 1st, 2015  
JOC
 
 
I worked for Bosch and worked with many Germans as well as visited Germany for some odd weeks. I was under the impression the younger Germans were quite taken back by the deeds of the older (now mostly dead) generation and in general felt quite bad about the whole thing.
April 2nd, 2015  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
When I was in Germany in the 80's Naziísm was alive and well.
You are partly right.
German neo-Nazism was very active in the 70s and 80s.
One of the most famous was Wehrsportgruppe Hoffmann.
 


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