The Drowned and the Saved - Conclusion Summary & Analysis

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Conclusion Summary and Analysis

Lager survivors' experiences grow less relevant to each generation, which faces its own issues. Germany is again "respectable" and holds Europe's destiny in its hands. Cold War ideologies have lost credibility. Violence and lawlessness are endemic in the Third World, requiring only a "new buffoon" to organize, legalize, and mandate it. Some obscenely claim that humankind needs conflicts, but all problems can be negotiated, given good will or reciprocal fear. World War II is more brutal that earlier wars because both sides learn from each other and retaliate in kind. Great Jewish minds flee Germany and help develop the atom bomb, but are also sowing hatred in the Arab world. The silent Nazi diaspora teaches regimes the art of persecution and torture, and tyrants apply Mein Kampf with minor modifications. One could argue that had Nazism not shown itself so radical...

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