November 9 – Remember

A night of pogroms, the fall of the wall, a republic, revolutionary death sentences–for Germans, this date  resonates deeply, as I wrote in a a post last year.

I think Germany might have profited from turning Nov 9 into a national memorial day. It represents the entire complexity of modern German identities, and wouldn’t it have been great if a country could have embraced its past in such a way?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s