Even her father was a small boy in the War. He pointed out to me the park where he used to run about. I can't properly imagine what it must have been like to be a small boy watching a city destroyed around him, with almost inevitably family friends being killed. Nor can I imagine what it must be like to be 16 now and know that the world is still not letting you off something that happened half a century ago.
Your article quotes one middle- aged Berliner coming out of Schindler's List and saying 'I have never felt the horror of the Holocaust so acutely, or . . .' (and here we have it) ' . . . felt so ashamed to be a German.' In effect we already have Germans feeling the shame unto the third generation; Spielberg is making them feel it more acutely.
It is time to let them off and to turn our gaze elsewhere - to the West Bank perhaps.
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