Dimitris John Raptis

21 days ago

"Grandma was clear that Nazis did not appear out of nowhere as interiorless, historyless avatars of violence. They were neighbors, uncles, the waiter, the mayor, [...]

It’s not enough to remember Nazis as symbols of evil. What happened to six million people was not done by metaphors for wickedness, it was done by other people with hands and brains like ours."

Some memories of my grandmother

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Slightly adapted from a newsletter at the end of 2015. —@vruba, November 2016. My mother’s mother died in 2015. She was born in Berlin in 1921, at the beginning of the Weimar hyperinflation.