Even though the Second World War ended nearly eight decades ago, the legacy of the Holocaust haunts many young Germans whose ancestors supported the Nazi regime and the annihilation of the Jews. Many of these Germans have learned about the full extent of their grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ roles only recently; it was a subject rarely spoken about in their families. To help atone for the sins of their ancestors, some of them do important volunteer work in Israel.
Quote: “By volunteering in Israel with the most vulnerable members of our society,” [Major General (Res.) Doron] Along said, “they are breaking the silence and making the exact opposite statement made by their grandparents just a few decades ago — that they consider Jews to be their brothers, that all people are equal, and that as humans, we are mutually responsible for one another.”
Sources: Forward.com, YouTube.com
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