For Heaven's sake, he was 17 years old in 1945 and had spent his childhood under Nazi propaganda which targeted especially the youth. Blame those who had been adults, not the children. And living in Commie E.Germany, he certainly had to hide his affiliation at age 17 with the Waffen SS. However, his life as a mature adult showed the opposite of Nazi-leanings. The poem has some truth but should not have soft-pedaled the danger posed by Iran
Donald Trump: Israeli settlement construction in West Bank should 'keep going' (Haaretz)
from the article: Germany official: Israel’s reaction to Grass' criticism 'exaggerated'
Let them come. Let them come in droves. Let artists like Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt bring Israelis who need to hear it, a message of social justice and freedom for Palestinians.18:17 03.05.16 | 3 comments