No contradiction, sadly. Just too true. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Gray, Germany
    • 11.06.10 | 16:11 (IDT)

    During my lifetime (I was born in the 1960s) I spoke with some (not the majority, but some) elderly Germans who still had a positive view of one or another Nazi, for instance Baldur von Schirach (who infamously deported the Jews of Vienna), which, they thought, didn't belong into a group with "those crominals". Those judgments were based on the personal experience of having once met such a Nazi brass, and the impression of him being a thoughtful, amiable, educated man. Those witnesses couldn't imagine that they had only seen the facade, and that this didn't say anything about the character. For them "seeing was believing". Sad, and foolish, but true.

    from the article: Israel’s Greatest Loss: Its Moral Imagination
    First published 14:02 11.06.10 | Last updated 14:02 11.06.10
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