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World War II: How Germany deals with its past

Rachel Stewart
September 16, 2020

75 years after the end of the Second World War, do Germans still feel responsible for their country's past? Rachel Stewart dives into Germany's darkest chapter for Meet the Germans.


What does the "memorial culture" look like in Germany? And is it ever okay to laugh about Hitler? These are just some of the questions Rachel asks in this week's Meet the Germans. She also heads to Munich to meet Timur Vermes, author of "Look Who's Back."

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic for Meet the Germans – from saunas to asparagus or the ins and outs of German small talk. 

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