Truth and reconciliation: Germany as role model
80 years after Hitler’s rise to power, Berlin showcases how far Germany has come to terms with Nazism, to the extent that it can resemble an open-air museum of past horror and current commemoration, unblinking in its honesty.
Walking around today’s cosmopolitan Berlin, it is hard to believe that it was only 80 years ago this year that Adolf Hitler seized power in Germany. The self-styled “Fuhrer” transformed a volatile yet vibrant democracy into the very definition of a totalitarian dictatorship, paving the way for a war that would claim an estimated 75 million lives, including the systematic murder of 6 million Jews and 5...
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