Sinceramente, parece-me que os alemães ainda têm muita dificuldade de lidar com o III Reich… A culpa pelo passado permanece e é muito intensa, inclusive nas gerações que não tiveram qualquer responsabilidade pelo nazismo. Nesse sentido, a impressão que tenho é que os alemães conseguem tratar melhor de quatro décadas de ditadura comunista que de treze anos de nacional-socialismo. E olha que o regime era muito duro na República Democrática Alemã e tão totalitário quanto aquele estabelecido há exatos oitenta anos…
Nazi Childhood Memories – ‘It’s All Still Very Present’
SPIEGEL: Mr. Radebold, you have researched the impact of traumatic war experiences. Now, in the wake of the three-part TV miniseries “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter” (Our Mothers, Our Fathers), which was broadcast on March 17, 18 and 20 on Germany’s ZDF public television network, the newspapers are full of accounts of what life was like during World War II. Why is that? We have been dealing with Germany’s Nazi past for decades, and just when we feel we know practically everything about this period of history, it starts making headlines again.
Radebold: It wasn’t talked about much within families themselves, which is regrettable, as is the fact that this film wasn’t made earlier. The protagonists were born shortly after 1920. Very few members of that generation are still alive — and many of those who have survived suffer from dementia. The film actually deals with individuals who are no longer with us. Continuar lendo