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I can't comment much regarding München, but in the various places i've been i haven't been aware of post Nazi bigotry.

OTOH, i've experienced all manner of bigotry against cultures or races everywhere i've been, like against Asians or Hispanics in Frisco, or against natives in Lima or Merida, or against Turks in Remscheid, , or against straight people in Woodstock, or against Scheiss HSV in Bremen.

I can't deny there aren't pockets of spooky bigotry remaining in "Schland," or just about anywhere for that matter. But every street i walk on here in Bremen has little brass sidewalk plaques embedded, noting where Jews were taken from the houses here. (and i think with the names?)

so there's got to be bigoted exceptions, but my general feeling is Germany has made a huge effort to get past the past. Despite der Bild. And the synagogue in Berlin is lit up at night.

PS. HSV is reputedly a football club originating in the nearby city of Hamburg, though you couldn't convince me. Though to be fair, they got far more points than Bremen this year.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue May 10th, 2011 at 04:15:24 PM EST
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