Sunday, 28 February 2010

Why we mustn't forget the War

The well-reported little spat between Greece and Germany this week demonstrates that we're not the only Europeans for whom the War (and despite a host of other wars since, it remains the War) continues to be a point of reference. Indeed, the Germans themselves are moving from a position of 'can't we all just forget it?' to a critical self-examination as to how a whole generation could have behaved so badly.

And I'm sure I'm not alone in recalling the public humiliations vented on the Jews in Nazi Germany when I saw Rina Castelnuevo's photo of a Jewish illegal settler in Hebron flinging wine over an elderly Palestinian woman in this morning's Times.

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