Germans today see Nazi defeat as liberation

Millions of Germans experienced the fall of Nazi Germany 70 years ago Friday as total defeat. Today, most Germans view it as liberation from 12 years of tyranny. In a symbol of the shift in perception, the German Parliament plans a special session Friday to reflect upon “a day that stands for a

new beginning, and the double liberation from war and Nazism.” A poll released last week showed 89 percent of Germans now think of the end of the war as liberation, with only 9 percent calling it a defeat. That compares to 35 percent who saw the Nazi fall as a defeat a decade ago. The Forsa institute poll of 18 to 85 year olds had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

via ynetnews.com

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