RODNEY ATKINSON: I HAVE NOTICED IN RECENT YEARS A GROWING ASSERTIVENESS EVEN FROM THE MORE MODERATE GERMANS IN THE MATTER OF GERMAN BORDERS AND THE RIGHT OF GERMANS TO “RETURN TO THEIR HOMES IN THE EAST”.
IT IS USUALLY COUCHED IN TERMS “ITS ONLY FAIR FOR THE OLD PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE THAT THEY SHOULD GO BACK TO THEIR OLD HOMES IN POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC ETC”
NEEDLESS TO SAY THE REST OF EUROPE, AWARE OF HOW THE EUROPEAN UNION ALLOWS (INDEED DEMANDS) THAT “EUROPEAN CITIZENS” HAVE A RIGHT TO GO AND LIVE ANYWHERE, ARE FEARFUL OF THESE NEW GERMAN DEMANDS.
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BERLIN (Own report) – A well-known German historian declared Germans
“perhaps the most important people of Europe,” and predicted a return
to singing the official first stanza of the German national anthem
(“Germany, Germany above everything”). According to allegations made
by historian Arnulf Baring in his keynote address at this year’s
“Homeland Day” ceremonies of the German League of Expellees (BdV),
last Saturday, “the Germans” are suffering at the moment from a
collective “psychological impairment,” residing in a lack of
perception of a grievous loss inflicted upon the “German soul,” by the
relinquishment of former German eastern regions of the German empire.
BdV President Erika Steinbach praised Bavaria and Hesse for recently
declaring a day of commemoration for German “expellees” and reiterated
her demand for a national commemoration day. She also dwelled on the
progress made in the struggle for compensating resettled Germans, with
the example of Romania and Serbia, which have included German
“expellees” in their restitution legislations. In view to Poland and
the Czech Republic, the BdV President explained that only “an absolute
minority of countries is still seeking to evade their historical
responsibility for having expelled the Germans.”