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people’s ongoing involvement in this national legacy Does the bold sentence mean "a shadow of guilt is seen over different kinds of Holocaust-related activities of German people"? text: Although the Holocaust is an event of the Second World War, knowledge of the extent of its atrocities belongs to the post-war period. In Germany, a degree of guilt continues to drive its people’s ongoing involvement in this national legacy. Georg Baselitz, for example, reduced the issue of how to paint it to whether the artist should paint figures at all.
Aug 12, 2018 5:29 AM
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sort of - your suggestion is not bad at all. "In Germany, a degree of guilt continues to drive its people’s ongoing involvement in this national legacy" Basically, although most of the people alive in Germany today had nothing whatsoever to do with the holocaust (most were born after the event), there is a sense of shame in that, as a people, they were either unaware of what was going on, didn't realise the extent of it, or just looked the other way. The feeling is that this should never happen again and it gets talked about a lot, to avoid it being forgotten.
August 12, 2018
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