This prattling about Ratzinger's "Nazi" past is really ignorant. I was a "Mischling" (read half-Jew) at the time and living incognito - and the draft into the Hitler Jugend was automatic. Refusal would have brought me out into the open and thus "defiling" aryan the Hitler Jugend would have gotten my whole family killed. These times were not 2005 , so cool it!
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: New pope seen continuing relations with Israel, Jews