I was born in 1949 and I was lucky enough to grow up in a free Germany.
74 years ago, Germany was freed from Hitler fascism. I am one of those who personally met many persecuted persons of the Nazi regime and also survivors of the concentration camps.
Personally I am not responsible for the atrocities of the Nazis. But I feel a strong commitment to express my thanks to all who fought against Hitler Germany, as well to US and UK soldiers and their allies as to resistance fighters in Germany and everywhere who fought a heroic fight against this criminal regime.
And I promise to express that gratitude not only in void words, but to stand up against any try to spread disgusting fascist and racist ideas.
Today there are politicians in Germany again, they are even in the Bundestag, who publicly shout: „Remember 1870 Sedan, we still won wars there.“ My answer is: A German patriot will always support a united, peaceful and anti-fascist Europe!