i work at an international airport on the weekends and i meet a lot of people from across the world. and usually whenever i meet a german my first thought is " Fucking nazis". its not really directed at the person, its more so directed at the country itself and its past.
my question is. is their a strong sense of patriotism in germany, similar to like america. especially in the generations after world war 2. Since adults and especially youth learned about germany’s recent past with with the nazi empire and the holocaust. compared to other countries their dark history was pretty recent.
also do you think the military vets were respected their. sort of like american vets. And yes i know most soldiers weren’t the evil ones who were massacring jews and etc.
youth in germany learn a lot about germany’s brutal past and in fact go on field trips to concentration camps and etc. they are literally learning about the era that their parents and grandparents lived in. german youth are learning about how back in the day german men were torturing and murding jewish people, performing experiments on people. Just brutal stuff. learning about that stuff could really effect a person’s opinion on their country.
i started to think about this today.asked a couple of my friends about this and they honestly didn’t really ever think about it. so i wanted to ask yall