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    • David Israel
    • 27.08.07 | 02:56 (IDT)

    I lost some family in the Holocaust and some survived to tell us about their ordeal in the Nazi death camps. Yes, Germany did take responsibility and paid reparations but the dead did not come back and those who survived (I still have one living) were always haunted by the memories. After 60 years we are reading the fights going on for the small amount of stipend which does not satisfy anyone. My family no longer hates Germans. Not because they admitted or paid reparations but because the new generation should not be blamed for the things their ancestors did. After 90 years I read some very hateful words coming from the Armenians. I understand it but I do not believe that this hate will end even if Turks would admit to genocide and pay reparations. You mentioned that Hrant Dink was also a victim of genocide but everyone here should also know that hundreds of thousands of Muslim Turks demonstrated in the streets in favor of Hrant Dink screaming (TODAY WE ARE ALL HRANT DINK WE ARE ALL ARMENIANS). Isn?t it time to leave that senseless hate and mourn your tragedy in dignity but still make friends with the new generation of Turks?

    from the article: Peres to Turks: Our stance on Armenian issue hasn't changed
    First published 00:00 26.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.08.07
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