Statue dedicated to Wehrmacht soldier in Dutch city of Riel.

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Bjarki, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

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    It caused quite a bit of commotion in the community of Riel, but it's finally there, financed by private citizens and placed in someone's garden.. :stare:

    It's amazing how hard it is for people to admit that a righteous person cannot be held accountable for the crimes of a whole regime. This man was a hero, whether he was a Wehrmacht-soldier or not, it doesn't matter.

    It's good to see we are finally starting to come to terms with the past, or at least with the German past.. it's still hard for us to face our own. Our inability (or was it unwillingness?) to save the jews.. it's still clouded with vague, though strong sentiments of discomfort and guild.
     
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