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View Diary: Living Through the Little Rock School Integration Crisis--1957 (52 comments)

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  •  Thank you so much for sharing this (3+ / 0-)

    I fully understand what you say in your last paragraph. I think millions of Germans lived under these emotional mental status, so much so that I ask myself if it is an inate mechanism of self-preservation vis a vis facing the (imoral) facts of life you can't escape from having been part of.

    Sometimes it seems to me it is more than just the willingness to believe what is convenient, it might sometimes as well be the incapability to survive the pain related to the "evil" we were involved in that make us compartementalize by default as a mechanism of self-protection. But ... I am not sure. The same might be so for obvious "amnesia" of things you couldn't have forgotten in earnest.

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