Friday, November 02, 2007

Struggled against Nazis vs. the joiner

Joachim Fest passed away at the time his book was published. He tells about how his family resisted and worked around the Nazis of Germany in the 1930s and 40s. But they didn't join. The Nobel Peace prize was awarded to Gunter Grass. For decades Grass was feted as the moral authority, but he was accused of being a Nazi himself. At the end of his life Grass admitted his involvement. Fest said of Grass:
"This confession comes a bit too late. I can't understand how someone who for decades set himself up as a moral authority, a rather smug one, could pull this off."
Read more at No-Pasaran! and at International Herald-Tribune. Fest's book, Ich Nicht, is only available in German!

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