The title & preview sure was misleading. Made it look like this documentary was more so about repentance, acceptance (those guilty & to move ahead for the betterment of all on both sides), reconciliation, & growth . The awareness/realization/understanding all the responsibility, guilt, & shame belong in its entirety SOLELY upon those malevolent souls (including those complacent of those horrors) during the 30's on up to the end of w2/holocaust.
Passing it all on to every generation after is not justice and in doing so it ends up repeating the cycle of violence- inevitably twisting into the devil you once faced & the cycle repeats again.
This documentary stars mostly people living/behaving to the opposite of wants/ideas of healing & moving for betterment and so very few people who are taking those steps to betterment.
It sure gave an impression of the jewish cast have an exaggerated superiority complex, mashed together with a "every german ever owes me" entitled persona. fragile sense of self, fragile confidence, little self control, no emotional regulation, low if any emotional recognition, no sympathy/empathy to/for any german of any generation/age (this is, at its essence, racism very similar as early nazis were to Jews), & resiliency. unable/refusal to answering much deeper questions from these germans, who are expressing (unheard of in my area) emotional vulnerability and (i hate this next 1) wording sensitivity "PC", striving to understand & connect with them. known as empathy in this case (not including "PC")- it enables one to immerse themself in the others shoes, feel what they feel, see what they see, experience what they experienced within their mindscape
This is what i hear from most of the jews on camera-
Your not allowed say anything i dont like, ask serious questions, or any form of meaningful conversation.
Do as i say not as i do or I'll jab into that misguided wound of guilt & shame belonging to an ancestor of yours. Im entitled to harboring my moral superiority over you genocidal germans. I wont engage in any non malicious intent, completely open with both parties, honest, deep, or heartfelt conversations with any germans. I know you have questions, IDGAF.
i refuse to acknowledge & accept responsibility of my behavior or harm it may cause- intentional or not; besides, i like how meek & vulnerable you germans are
What i hear from the germans on camera-
I have no backbone, i cant say in public anything resembling Patriotism, if a jew is involved just retreat within, I harbor unrealistic unjust guilt & shame- belonging to a family member- as if i have killed jews with my own hands & actions.
What germans on camera are trying to say/do but coming out counterproductive-
What my ancestors did to the/you jews was a horrific atrocity. I'm so sorry, i will remember so history doesnt repeat. Lets leave all the hate & pain in the past, what i would like/hope is to help each other heal those wounds. then we can work together as equals to build this country of ours as a testament and dedication to never stop growing to never stop striving through life to do better & be a better person.
Lets create fulfilling futures for us, our children, our people, and one day our world.
Or we can continue, as all civilizations have, repeating this unbroken horrific cycle all documented since the beginning of recorded history. Nothing changes if you keep doing the same thing
Yup withdrawing within yourself, closing off your heart, or giving into hate & violence is much much easier... BUT EASIER DOESN'T MEAN IT'S CORRECT NOR DOES IT MEAN IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.