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Germans know that toppling a few statues isn’t enough to confront the past | Géraldine Schwarz

Britain should acknowledge that millions were complicit in the crimes of empire, just as Germans like my grandfather enabled nazism Before the second world war, remembering history served only to glorify nations, to stir up revanchism or to sanctify heroes. Then Germany invented Vergangenheitsbewältigung, the attempt to deal with its Nazi shame by collectively confronting […]