Coming To Grips With Hitler?

A new movie about Hitler has caused a wave of national soul-searching. “Because Germans didn’t do more to fight him and because his actions were so atrocious, he still haunts us. Or put more negatively, the fascination emanating from his person has not subsided. That also means that there is no easy way of talking about him. In fact, when the subject turns to Hitler, he seems to retreat into the fiery realm of taboo.”