Between yesterday and today, I put in eight class hours into the German integration class deal.....with the historical emphasis on 1933, the Nazis, Hitler, and the war.
The 'professor' worked hard on the group (about half are Syrians) to lay on 'Nazi-guilt'.
For those who aren't aware of the Nazi-guilt thing....if you are German, you are supposed to have guilt feeling going on, and feel somewhat responsible for everything that occurred from 1930 to 1945.
The fact that you might have been born in 1995, as a German? In general....you still need to have Nazi-guilt.
As hard as the 'professor' lectured on this....I just didn't see any member of this group acquiring Nazi-guilt. You could have asked the Syrians if they had ISIS-guilt, or Assad-guilt, or Islam-guilt.....and I just don't think any would admit to that.
So the question occurred to me. If you had one-million non-Germans going through this integration business, and 99-percent fail to get Nazi-guilt, is there a problem?
I suspect if you went out to the 15-to-25 year old German crowd, the vast majority would tell you that they don't have Nazi-guilt. I might even go and suggest that the 70-year or older crowd would stand up and say they never had Nazi-guilt....that they suffered enough in the 1940 to 1950 era as kids....to miss out on Nazi-guilt.
At some point a decade into the future....I suspect some Germans will say this is a problem and can't understand why the new migrants just didn't acquire this historical feeling.