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January 28, 2018

Should students in Germany be required to visit a concentration camp memorial site?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:11 pm

I am blogging about a news article which you can read in full here:
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-should-school-trips-to-auschwitz-be-mandatory-in-germany/a-42133444

The following quote is from the news article:

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It seems like Germany has been hit by a new wave of hatred for everything Jewish. Yet the underlying phenomenon is nothing new. Anti-Semitic attitudes have always been common in society, and despite all the crimes committed in the name of Germany during the Nazi era, these attitudes were never fully eradicated .

But now, unlike in the past, the hatred is being expressed recklessly and without restraint. The outrage has grown accordingly. How did this happen? After all, this country has been dealing with its guilt in an exemplary manner for decades, and has been rightly held up by many countries as a role model. Nonetheless, something must have gone wrong. One often hears that schools do not teach students enough about the Nazi era. Incidentally, similar criticism is heard about East Germany’s communist dictatorship.

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I believe that the Germans are getting sick of the Jews again. Enough already! There is only so much Holocaust guilt that the Germans can take.

I lived in Germany for 20 months when my husband was stationed there in the American Army. I met many German people and I was really impressed with how nice they were. I never heard any German person say that they hated Jews. Maybe that has changed and the Germans are getting sick of the Jews again.

“Melania’s marriage to Trump must feel like the Holocaust”

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 10:57 am

The title of my blog post is in quotes because these words were spoken by Bill Maher.

You can read about it at https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/maher-jokes-melania-s-marriage-must-feel-like-the-holocaust-1.5768371

The following quote is from the news article:

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For Holocaust Remembrance Day, ‘Melania went to the Holocaust Museum to cheer up. She signed the guest book: ‘I know the feeling,” joked Maher in his opening monologue

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Melania has her own quarters where she lives with her young son. The Donald must make an appointment when he wants to see her.

The following quote is from the news article:

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Bill Maher, the often controversial HBO political satirist, hit nerves on Friday night when he compared Melania Trump’s marriage to Donald Trump to the Holocaust. The late-night comedian has stirred up his fair share of controversy of late, having called himself a “house n**ger” and has even been sued by Donald Trump for insisting his father is an orangutan – explaining Trump’s “orange hue.”

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