Comments on: Germans have to live with Nazi past a bit longer http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BornInnocent http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-2/#comment-26920 Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:54:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-26920 “Never forgive. Never forget. Germany must face it’s national shame forever.”

What does a German who has learned from his ancestors’ crimes have to be ashamed of?

Matt: Wouldn’t it be a good idea to think before you post?

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By: anthony http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-2/#comment-8869 Mon, 01 Jun 2009 03:47:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8869 John Demjanjuk is innocent of all crimes. I think it’s absolutely wrong to prosecute people who were in the Nazi Regime. They had no choice other than to follow orders. Otherwise, they would put their families and themselves in jeopardy of being killed.

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By: nguyen http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-2/#comment-8212 Sun, 17 May 2009 17:39:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8212 @Peter, ben: More than 2000 years ago, the Jews entered the Palestinian land and annihilated people there (even children) without provocations. That “victory” was enhanced as the proof that God was on the Jews’ side, if you read the Old Testament. To me, it is just the proof of the no-justice tendency of the Jewish people as a whole. The great Law of Karma held good in the Holocaust, unfortunately. Then the Lord offered the same chance for the Jews to correct their behaviour : they were brought back to the Palestinian land again to face the similar ancient situations. If they are not going to change their no-justice habit, they might invoke another Holocaust which no one wants.I thought so, no proof, but I hope you can find that kind of sequence throughout world’s history.

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By: Damian http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-2/#comment-8197 Fri, 15 May 2009 16:07:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8197 Matt, assisting 29000 murders is not justification enough for this man tos tand trial?

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-2/#comment-8182 Fri, 15 May 2009 05:18:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8182 What is the purpose of punishment? Is it purely revenge or is there some higher goal for the judicial system? I can’t be certain that there is any justifiable reason for the punishment of this man. I believe this man deserves to be punished if guilty, but not for revenge; motive is important. He should be imprisoned (if guilty) because he is the same man who performed those actions years ago, and, as a person, his rational choice must be respected. To ‘forgive and forget’ is not just, but neither is ‘eye for an eye’. This man made a free choice, and justice demands that his choice be honored, even if that mean he be punished for its immorality.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-2/#comment-8180 Fri, 15 May 2009 01:16:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8180 I have always been sympathetic to the holocaust survivors and the pain that was inflicted on the entire race. What I can’t understand is the many individuals out for blood with this man. You want to talk justice? Where was his justice when he was wrongly convicted and wrongly held for a period of time. He will never get that time back. Now you want to condemn him and hang him even before the trial starts. You already had your chance and screwed it up at the trial in Israel. You get one chance and if you blow it, you blow it, I say leave the man alone. He isn’t even German, but Ukrainian who even at worst wasn’t a party member but just surviving, as I hardly believe that he was a nazi. So where is Mr. Demjanjuk’s justice going to be when it shows he is innocent, or even worse, wrongfully convicted again like he was in Israel. He has no more time left to recover from this charade. To all you people throwing stones, GO SUCK A LEMON! You rotten bitter people!

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-1/#comment-8163 Wed, 13 May 2009 21:30:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8163 And why SHOULD the Germans be allowed to forget their Nazi past? And why should anyone else in Europe WISH to forget.Are its current ambitions markedly different than those that it had in the ’30s? It dominates Europe politically and economically now in the way that it previously sought to dominate militarily.We forget Germany’s past at our peril. Forgiveness and reconciliation is one thing. Choosing to ignore the harsh lessons of history is quite another. That is the way of fools.

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By: Michael Ham http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-1/#comment-8161 Wed, 13 May 2009 13:18:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8161 Who’s excusing anything? Is it worth spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a probable charade in order to send a harmless old man to jail?You want your tax dollars to go to an ambulance/doctors/pilots/planes/personne l/lawyers etc for this or to your kids education? Or to repairing a road in your city? Or to the needy?People are just incapable of removing emotion and dealing with reality

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By: Anon http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-1/#comment-8160 Wed, 13 May 2009 11:37:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8160 You can run from history, but you can’t hide from it.Whether this man is innocent or guilty of the charge, he will have his day in court. Justice demands no less.

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By: Nepo http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/12/germans-have-to-live-with-nazi-past-a-bit-longer/comment-page-1/#comment-8159 Wed, 13 May 2009 10:46:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3717#comment-8159 “Some reports say that of an estimated 200,000 Germans and Austrians involved in the Holocaust, about 106,000 were investigated by German prosecutors and of those, only 6,500 were convicted.” I dont deny these numbers, german legal system is one of the best in the world but what do they mean ? 6,5 million poeple who died in the holocaust were killed by 6500 ?

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