Learning from the Germans: SUSAN NEIMAN on how Germany confronted its past

What can you do when your society is responsible for racist atrocities? What should you do? One country trying to atone for their past is Germany. Susan Neiman, moral philosopher and author of ‘Learning from the Germans’, told Ros Taylor about what the U.S. can learn from the way Germany deals with its past, and why the English have been even slower than America in facing up to their national crimes. 


  • “The Germans saw themselves as the worst victims of the war”
  • “No two pieces of history are exactly alike”
  • “Every nation would like to see its people as heroes”


Presented by Ros Taylor. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production


 

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