Germany still wrestles with Adolf Hitler's legacy
Despite the rapidly decreasing number of people who were alive during the Nazi era, this week, Bernd Neumann, the German minister of culture, announced that building would start on two new memorials.
One will honour the gipsies deported to their deaths. The other, costing £400,000, will feature a video of gay men and lesbians kissing, in a commemoration of the thousands of homosexuals eliminated by a regime that considered them an aberration.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in central Berlin, consisting of 2,711 grey pillars, is in need of repair which will cost several hundred thousands pounds.
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Randll Reese Besch - 1/30/2008
Where atrocities are either ignored in history books or extolled as patriotic necessities. Where the leaders of the empire aren't villified but protected by gov't leaders. Just imagine if the same were being done in Germany right now. Or if Japan had been doing what Germany has been doing now?
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