Hundreds of thousands of migrants are coming to Germany as I write. They do not want to go to Hungary nor do they want to stay in Greece where they often come ashore. They don’t even want to remain in Turkey, a Muslim country, even though the migrants themselves are (mostly) Muslims.
For them, Germany is the land of plenty, the land of people who are friendly to foreigners who are not Aryan.
It is hard to reconcile this Germany with the Germany of of the Thirties, the Germany of Hitler who was determined to create a pure race of perfect human beings who would rule the world for the next thousand years.
Well, that did not happen and Germany was left with a rotten reputation to say the least.
For years, the Germans pretended that they were unaware of what was going on under their very noses. Those who had an “inkling” claimed they were only following orders.
To give the current Germans their due, they have gone out of their way to make amends and it would be wrong to blame the children and grandchildren for the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust.
In my opinion, therefore, I regard their expressions of welcome as a desire to further distance themselves from the evil deeds of their grandparents.
I also suspect that had the Syrian war occurred thirty years ago, the Germans would not have been ready to acknowledge the reality of their monstrous past, not while the Nazi perpetrators were still alive and kicking amongst them. And while that was the situation, the migrants would not have been welcomed with balloons and streamers as they are at the moment.
How long this elation lasts, however, remains to be seen.