Screenshot Quentin Tarantions "Django Unchained" USA Germany Essay Slavery Holocaust

History and guilt in the US, Germany, actually, everywhere

Tuesday August 13th, 2013 @ 09:48 PM

Screenshot Quentin Tarantions "Django Unchained" USA Germany Essay Slavery Holocaust

History and guilt

Can America face up to the terrible reality of slavery in the way that Germany has faced up to the Holocaust?

This is a very interesting read.For Germans, Americans, Israelis, Palestinians, Australians, Kurds, Turks. For everyone, actually. Because – without questioning the singularity of events – I cannot think of one nation who did not stomp over other peoples rights in its history. (If you can, let me know) Inflicting sorrow to their fellow humans is a common trait of all people. Take that into account, try to fully understand what it means that there is no “good nation”, no “light unto the nations”, no “God’s own country”, that in the end nations always do good *and* bad – it becomes a lesson of humbleness you can not forget nor ignore. That is why coming to the terms with the past is so important.

Photo: Scene from “Django Unchained”

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