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for years i felt ashamed

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As reported by BBC News: Forty years ago, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany (then West Germany) Gustav Heinemann was asked if he loved his country. “I do not love the state,” he replied. “I love my wife.” It was a sign of how reluctant Germans were back then to display patriotism.

Memories of World War II and the horrors inflicted by the Nazis were still fresh. Germany felt a collective german flagresponsibility for what had happened. German pride was something which needed to be kept under wraps.

Times have changed. Today Germany celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Federal Republic, which rose out of the ashes of the Third Reich. More …


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