At 08:18 PM 6/29/00 +0200, Kitty wrote:
>That might be right, Niall. Well, as some of you might know, I live in
>and I experienced it so often while staying in another country such as
>even the US, people yelled "Heil Hitler" at us, as soon as they regocnized
>we came from. That made me sad somehow. They keep us feeling guilty of the
>happenings in the 30s and 40s here in this country, although that happend
>time where even my mother wasn't born. This feeling of being bad lasts
>throughout the years and goes on from generation to generation.
I'm so sorry that you have been the victim of hateful behavior because
you are German. I have a friend who has endured the same kind of harrassment.
Lili was eight years old when the "Allies" carried out the saturation
Munich. She hid in the basement of her house with her family as the bombs
fell overhead. Yet, to some people, Lili is a Nazi and is not entitled to
for the horrors she endured. I personally believe that anyone who cannot shed
a tear for the child Lili is hard-hearted indeed.
You brought up an important point, Kitty, when you observed that the
bad feelings go on from one generation to another. As long as people feel
entitled to carry on old hatreds and resentment for past wrongs,
for making the best of the present are lost. This is true whether the
exists between Germany and other countries, between England and Ireland,
Wales and Scotland, or between the nationalists and loyalists in Northern