Tuesday, January 29, 2008
75 Years After Hitler's Ascent, Germany Obsessed with Nazism
The 75th anniversary of the day Hitler took power has prompted a new round of soul-searching in Germany. The experience of Nazism is alive in contemporary public debates over subjects as varied as German troops in Afghanistan, the nation’s low birthrate and the country’s dealings with foreigners. Why Germany seems unendingly obsessed with Nazism is itself a subject of perpetual debate here, ranging from the nation’s philosophical temperament, to simple awe at the unprecedented combination of organization and brutality, to the sense that the crime was so great that it spread like a blot over the entire culture
Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent"