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Thanks Alan. I was trying not to generalize about Germans but probably wrote it badly. That’s why I said Germans then said “no Hitler”. I said Germans as a “joining” theme between two points then realized I am only talking about a Hitler and those who followed him. And you’re right that of course not all joined willingly… That’s an important point. It’s not like necessarily a “free choice”. My complicated feelings about Germany have nothing to do w Nazism as I generally interact with wonderful German people whom I love (at least two of them in my f2f context but they’re both half-German) and many of my close friends are German-educated (w v German cultures) and I have a soft spot for Germany’s attitude towards Egypt (in terms of what they fund and how they fund it – sooooo different from American approaches that are more colonial)…
So… I definitely need to read more about all kinds of things. Probably for each of those bullets. But I wanted to make those connections explicit before I lost them (or my brain exploded) coz I had never linked that