Post-Nazi Germany Faces the Dark Truth in Labyrinth of Lies

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I've often wondered how modern Germans perceive the war and the holocaust. We traveled in Bavaria two years ago and came upon a pretty striking museum in Berchtesgaden. The written displays were strictly and intentionally in German - their point that this museum was for Germans first. We tourists used hand-held translators pressed to our ears. It basically explored how/why Hitler and his party were able to gain power and commit such unspeakable crimes. It was presented as a shameful, cautionary tale. It was powerful.
Aside from that though, folks I spoke to kind of brushed off the history. They didn't deny anything, but didn't really want to talk about it.
Upon returning home, I read a good deal online and this one person's comment stuck with me: "as German students, we are told that 'there was a horrible war. We started it. We lost.""
Thanks for the tip on this film. I'll check it out.
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@1, so they talk about it like American's tend to talk about slavery and the massacre of the native peoples who were here before the white people showed up?