Those men had families too.
But they still killed others who also had families.... specially civilians who had no intention to attack them. This makes them brutal and inhuman. There is a documentary on Hitler's humane side ... it doesn't erase his inhumanity and his brutality.
Those people specially will never be forgiven or forgotten throughout time ... whether its 65 years or 650 years or 6500 years. Simple.
For now, as I said, we have a different relationship with modern day Germany, and every sane person would wish for it to prosper, however definitely being careful and alert - not to forget past experiences on how the German mind works. They historically have less emotions and more machines in themselves. Maybe its good for innovation and economy? ... so we can cooperate there. But beyond that, we have different opinions to life, we always did ... and Poles would like to secure theirs.
He suffering Nazi oppression, she suffering Soviet oppression. I do not forget it, because forgetting the history is a sin
You know, for some of who are living in USA or really disillusioned ... they will not understand how the German nation really went into a complete Supremacist mode ... . Its almost as though they want to remove or erase the idea. It is like denying there ever was a holocaust. Its like kicking all those graves of people killed or tortured to death ... all those families ruined, all those women who were raped. People who were humiliated ...
True, as I said above, we should renovate our relationship with Germany, and we are doing so in Poland. However, it is not possible to remain oblivious and forget what happened ... it is dangerous too. Experiences are precious. We suffered it.
As for Soviet Oppression ... my family were personally no victims in large scale, and we even survived in a clever way. However, Katyn Massacre cannot be erased from the Polish minds, over which there are many more incidents.
The best is to be careful, alert and look forward to peace in a sustainable manner. Peace cannot sustain if you cannot ensure its future through using the experiences in the past.