The Question of Roots: Tracing a History of Thought
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After Auschwitz, my students were overcome by guilt for Germany’s Nazi past. I was struck by this, during my hours of interviews with them. I suppose the reason I was struck is because in my group of 19 students, some 10 national backgrounds were represented, and as many mother tongues. All but two had what is called a ‘Migrationshintergrund’ (migration background), and about half of them would also be immediately, visibly identified as racially Other in Berlin, based on the color of their skin.
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