Over the past month we have heard racist comments coming from within the German government. It makes me wonder, did these people really learn from the terrible atrocities committed in WW2. Two separate incidents that happened to my wife (she currently serves) and I would indicate there is still a division of opinion. Whilst working for HM Forces in Berlin, I became friendly with a Local, in fact he worked for me, one morning whilst no one was about I decided to ask a specific question, the reaction wasnt expected. I asked Peter, what do you really think of the war and Hitler. He looked me in the eye and then broke down, he literally sobbed his heart out, all he kept repeating were the words, Shame To say I felt bad would be an understatement, that said it was reassuring to see something was felt. Although I would never have dreamed of deliberately hurting him Years later, my wife was taking a short cut to camp in Gutersloh, she came across a old boy, who looked at her uniform and became very anti, giving her 2 fingers and plenty of verbals, she took it well and continued on her way. What are your thoughts on this emotive subject, are Germans really sorry or is their reaction an understandable one for a nation that took on the task of World domination and fell short. Also what about these racist comments aimed primarily at the Turks, are we set for more woes in the future, interesting as the old BAOR will be fully dissolved in the next few years.