Culture of remembrance: Why there were never Hitler monuments

AOn the dance floor of insanity that we call Twitter, we have been following a strange micro-debate about Hitler monuments for days. It is a branch of the controversy over outdated monuments that began with the overthrow of the slave trader statue in Bristol by an activist mob.

In short, it is about the argument that actions such as in Bristol are acts of Taliban barbarism and are based on the totalitarian claim that they not only defeat any other kind of thinking in the present, but also erase the memory of it. The answer is then given by the rhetorical question of whether “all the Hitler monuments” in Germany should have stopped after 1945. And then people continue to talk cheerfully past each other.

The problem with the debate:


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