October 4, 2005

Germans Rewriting History

What happens when a nation seems intent on re-writing history, when a Great Legacy is ignored.

From David's Medinkritek, American-free German history.

Nothing about who started the Second World War.

On a related note, I watched a television documentary on Berlin earlier this summer that included a segment on the Berlin airlift.  It showed clips of the Berlin Airlift but not once did it mention who flew the planes.

Or the nation who ended the fascist murder state, funded its reconstruction, and protected its newborn democracy for decades.

On the day of German Unity, they forget America's contribution in the Cold War and America's role in German re-unification.

Nothing at the Brandenburg Gate and the decades long American effort to protect West Berlin culminating in President Reagan's call "Come to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

Disturbing to say the least.

Posted by Jill Fallon at October 4, 2005 2:10 PM | Permalink