The Question About Nazi Crimes That German Literature Has Failed to Answer

What was the nature of the society that was able to perpetrate the heinous deeds of the Nazi period? German literature is still struggling to find an answer.

"I, one of a generation to whom tears were forbidden - boys don't cry - I weep as if I had to shed all my mother's, my father's, my brother's suppressed tears, the tears of those who didn't know, who didn't want to know what they could have known, should have known ... They did not know because they would not see, they looked away."