/ The story about German- Polish reconciliation
I would be happy if they call us Germans in the future brothers, because times are changing. The only problem that I can see are the stubborn Neo-Nazis in the East of Germany. They are disgusting.
There is absolutely no way that you are German, at least in my opinion. And if you are German, then you are a very narrow-minded German. Why? Because if you had any clue about Eastern Germany and it's relation to it's next door neighbours you wouldn't have used "Polish brothers" and "East German Nazis" in one sentence. Just for you to understand .......... there are now cities and villages that grow together as one on both sides on the border and are happy to do so. There are festivals either close to the border or on the borderline which are attended by the local youth of both countries. Silesian towns are using German names on their name plates when driving into them just as East German towns still use the German / Sorbs signs at railway stations and names signs of towns and cities.
I like President Reverend Gauck though. His powers are very limited and I certainly wouldn't call him a warmonger.
Only an idiot would call him that, someone who does not know what the powers of the German president really are. A German certainly wouldn't call him that knowing that he has literally no influence whatsoever.
However, time is needed for a true reconciliation. There was too much conspiracy against Poland by Frederic the Great in the 18th century, not even mentioning Hitler and his nazi clique.
You may talk about the past while others look to the future. Polish / German relations are at a high. Germany has recognized Poland as one of the most valuable members of the EU on numerous occasions and will continue to do so. Germans are highly appreciated in Poland and have been since I first visited Poland by myself (without my parents) in the late 1990's. If you wish, continue to talk about "time needed" and "nazi cliques" but don't be surprised when some day you wake up in reality.
You forgot to mention the Gauck's function is only a representative one.
Exactly! That is why I find it hard to believe that above posters are German. Everyone knows that the German president is a 250k a year job to shine, smile but have nothing to say job.