Rewriting Germany's Nazi Past - A Society in Moral Decline

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Manfred Gerstenfeld - There are increasing signs of shifts in German attitudes toward rewriting its past. Franz Muentefering, chairman of the German Socialist party, compared certain foreign investors to damaging insects. The weekly Stern listed seven "locust firms"; several were recognizably Jewish by their names. The program of the German Open tennis championships for women in 2005 included an article about the organizers, LTTC Rot Weiss, which explained that the club had blossomed when it had expelled its Jewish members in 1936 and included a photo of Nazi leader Hermann Goering during a visit to the club. Polls indicate that the majority of Germans consider Israel's attitude toward the Palestinians as similar to that of the Nazis toward the Jews. A profound process is underway involving anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Israelism.

2005-05-19 00:00:00

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