User login

Awareness of Our Own Histories

By: Norbert Klein Posted: October-18-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 686

As regular readers of The Mirror know – as I had announced it – I am at present in Germany, and because of health and medical problems, I stay much longer than I had expected. While here for an extended time and not just for some days only, I have much more occasions to reflect on aspects of German society, and drawing lines to Cambodian society, where I spent the last 20 years, since May 1990.

Time and again I become aware how there is a lot of active awareness and discussion about our own history in Germany – especially also about the dark and terrible time, when the majority of German people were adhering to nationalistic feelings and movements, bare of self-critical reflection. This led to Second World War, bringing destruction and death to many millions of people, in Germany and in many neighboring countries.

Expat Advisory

Donate to help us rebuild

Whats on! See our help pages - add your own events