People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.
But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.
Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe.
There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours.
We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.