Wednesday, February 25, 2009

reconciliation, a road always under construction

Whilst South Africans, after 14 years insist that we have reconciled, so we must 'get over it', Poland and Germany are still at each other's throat over what to do with the memory of World War Two, 70 years later. A story over an appointment of Erika Steinbach at a museum highlighting the plight of Germans, who were relocated from Poland, Hungary and Chechoslovakia, seems to open up anew the wounds and a new effort at reconciliation is called from all quarters. Interesting how often it is expected from South Africans to forget. I wonder why ?

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