WEST GERMANY: The Shame Factor

"We had to wear yellow stars. I had to turn in my bike. I couldn't go to a Dutch school any more. I couldn't go to the movies or ride in an automobile or even on a streetcar, and a million other things. But somehow we children still managed to have fun . . ."

More than all the heaped bones in all the charnel camps of Hitler's Germany, such uncomplicated words as these from the diary of a sensitive little Jewish girl named Anne Frank are making many Germans conscious of the enormity of the crimes they once condoned....

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