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    The Treatment of WW2 Veterans in Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Boche View Post
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    Thats really crazy, though not surprising. Does modern Germany still treat their WW2 veterans like war criminals or just fail to acknowledge them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Guard View Post
    Thats really crazy, though not surprising. Does modern Germany still treat their WW2 veterans like war criminals or just fail to acknowledge them?
    It differs. We have everything here: People who treat WW2 veterans like war-criminals, but we have also organisations like the "Kriegsgräberfürsorge" (war graves commission) and many local veteran organisations along with many sympathisants who support the veterans and hold them in honor! I can speak for rural Bavaria only, but in many of our villages are local veteran groups who participate in village life and organize frequent processions/celebrations. And there are many small chapels and memorials in remembrance of the fallen ones of the both world wars. Nearly every bigger village has something like that in my region.

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    The biggest memorial is the memorial for the German mountain troopers of the WW2 on the mountain "Hoher Brendten". War veteran groups meat there every year to remember the fallen and keep contact which each other :




    Generally spoken the urban population is quite hostile torwards ww2 veterans while the rural population is far more friendly towards them. Most of the villages here hold their already dead (and those veterans who live) soldiers in good honor/treat them with respect.

    So there are big differences between the cities and the countryside. The ww2 veterans are well organisized and fully integrated into village life. The problem now is that the number of veterans is declining because of age matters. But there are enough people here who will cherish and remember them in the future. Not primarly in multicultural hellholes like Berlin or Frankfurt of course, but in the smaller villages - everywhere where the patriotism is living on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Guard View Post
    Thats really crazy, though not surprising. Does modern Germany still treat their WW2 veterans like war criminals or just fail to acknowledge them?
    Nearly every Town and City has their War Memorials, mostly smaller Ones and also a few Graves of Soldiers or Citizens who died. Most and biggest German War Cemetaries are outside of Germany, mostly near Places were big Battles were. Just like there are many big War Cemetaries for other Countries Soldiers all over Europe.
    As Valkyrie mentioned we have the War Graves Commission which has alot of Members including the German Army who donate alot of Money to create new War Memorials and Graves, find German Soldiers who were MIA or KIA and bring their Remains to a War Cemetary.
    I'm glad that they exist and they really do a Good Job.




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