I was born in 1969, only 24 years after the end of World War II. When I was an adolescent, I was learning with great eagerness about German history. I’ve devoted much of my lifetime to work for nuclear disarmament. When I get asked during public talks why I do this work in the peace movement, I think of my grandfather. I wonder to myself what kind of person I would have become in Nazi Germany. Today, I rather think in terms of responsibility that history should not repeat itself. And, yes, I think as Germans we have a responsibility to work for solidarity and peace in the world.

via “Don’t make new socks for me”: 75 years after the end of World War II — IPPNW peace and health blog

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