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German Pres. asks Poland to forgive Nazi 'tyranny'
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland's forgiveness for Nazi"tyranny", 80 years on from the start of World War Two.Poland suffered some of the worst losses of World War Two - about six million of its citizens were killed, up to half of them Jews.Eighty years on, Poland is still demanding compensation from Germany for the death and destruction inflicted.
What are your thoughts about this? Is asking for forgiveness is enough?
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What a humble move! Well done!
What a humble move! Well done!
You know NOTHING of what happened on Poland by the Germans so jog off.
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You know NOTHING of what happened on Poland by the Germans so jog off.
:D :D I know that, man. But, I believe that genuine apology heals a broken heart.
As a grandson of a survivor of a concentration camp I do understand the apologies and the sorrow for the crimes committed but I don’t see any reason for forgiveness. The Nazi crimes will never be forgiven. This is well understood by the great-great majority of my many democratic German friends.
As a grandson of a survivor of a concentration camp I do understand the apologies and the sorrow for the crimes committed but I don’t see any reason for forgiveness. The Nazi crimes will never be forgiven. This is well understood by the great-great majority of my many democratic German friends.
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". -MK Gandhi. If you don't forgive, its you who burns inside. Its' a punishment you give yourself. Set them free and you set yourself free....
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As a grandson of a survivor of a concentration camp I do understand the apologies and the sorrow for the crimes committed but I don’t see any reason for forgiveness. The Nazi crimes will never be forgiven. This is well understood by the great-great majority of my many democratic German friends.
Blame Nazis, never forgive them, forgive Germany, they've moved past this, it's a whole new populace.
The present Germany is ashamed of the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany. They should not be held accountable for something they can never change and I had many German acquaintances and I have seen firsthand the regret and the remorse they feel for something they are not responsible for.
Nazi Germany should have served as an example of what xenophobia and politics based on hatred can gift to this world but unfortunately and ironically except Germany no other big names in international politics seems to think that xenophobia and politics based on hatred is a problem. At least Germany acknowledges it.
As a grandson of a survivor of a concentration camp I do understand the apologies and the sorrow for the crimes committed but I don’t see any reason for forgiveness. The Nazi crimes will never be forgiven. This is well understood by the great-great majority of my many democratic German friends.
it’s also a question of the complicity of native factions and their whitewashing of history. This is usually done by those who wish to repeat or perpetuate the deed. Japanese and Turkish whitewashing is near total and the Poles look to be aiming to emulate them.
Born in 1956, he is apologising for what his parents’ generation heaped upon Europe...
I feel this is wonderful. There are those who will see this as a reminder of 1939’s events, but it’s building bridges...Maybe some of this decency could spread out into the UK, US and Brazil...We are all one, people.
Born in 1956, he is apologising for what his parents’ generation heaped upon Europe...
I feel this is wonderful. There are those who will see this as a reminder of 1939’s events, but it’s building bridges...Maybe some of this decency could spread out into the UK, US and Brazil...We are all one, people.
You forgot to mention Russia, Saudi, North Korea, China, Syria, Northern Ireland, Venezuela, The Yemen, South Sudan, Israel, Burma and Kashmir because theses are the countries still at war with their own people or their neighbours , so this decency should go to a lot more nations than just the 3 you’ve mentioned.
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