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11 September, 2010
More WWII madness
Erika Steinbach has had to resign her post in Chancellor Merkel's government for a statement she made about the beginnings of World War II. She said, and I am not joking here, that Poland shared some responsibility for the start of the war because it had mobilised its army in March 1939, six months before the Germans invaded.
It is not just the stupidity of this remark that concerns me, it is why it was made. Are people in Germany searching for some new theory about the war's origins? The vast majority would rather the matter were not mentioned. So why is it a preoccupation for a woman born after the events took place?