Originally Posted by jon boy
right, i suppose being annoyed by someone saying that they would rejoice when someone burns down auschwitz is a bit too far right?
once again i think you have very little idea what your talking about.
dude, come off it already! Why do you feel so strongly about these death camps remaining? Is it really that offensive an idea to burn them down? I honestly don't understand why you are taking so much offense to me wanting to get rid of such horrible places, I can understand that you and other people feel solace and commemoration in leaving these up as memorials, but is it really such a far fetched idea to replace them with conventional memorials? After all, MOST of the camps HAVE BEEN burned down, destroyed and replaced with less appalling memorials.. why do these few remain?
Originally Posted by pbradley
Translation: SuchFriendsAreDangerous knows very little about mainstream German culture.
who is talking about mainstream? I know very well that the VAST majority of germans and the world are not bragging, just as the Confederate sympathizers of today do not represent the majority or even minority of Americans.. but to those few idiot contemporary confederates, it is plain and out-right bragging.. and for those few Germans who perhaps still harbor nazism and nazi sympathy, the camps remain so.
Do you honestly think that EVERY German is some-how miraculously full of guilt for their parents and grandparents and for those old enough, even their own actions in the holocaust? If not every american is ashamed of slavery or genocide of the indians, I am sure that there are those germans who harbor the same kinds of backwards sympathy and revivalism.. in fact, last time I checked Neo-nazism was on the rise in our generation of germans
and oddly enough some youth in eastern european countries.. you should not think I am as ignorant as you all wish
Rest assured there are still Germans who wish the holocaust was a success, and seeing those buildings and camp remain standing is like a statement which says, "hey, at least we were close! Look at how close we came! Look at how much we achieved!"
Regardless of what we innocent folks and survivors make of these camps for commemoration, the simply and obvious fact remains that they were places of wholesale mass murder and horrible inhuman suffering, and whatever we think of them, the fact that they remain means a little piece of that suffering continues..