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What do u think about german people?
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GERMAN PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE LIKE ANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

THEY ARE SERIOUS AND FRIENDLY
what comes to my mind is logic, philosophy, and remorse.
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well i want know more about Germany and German people, if some one here from Germany, he could tell us more about it..

i've read before about some of it's history talking about Raikh (third as i remember) but i couldnt understand it Emotion: tongue tied

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thanks for correcting my language:)
I think it only would be fair if someone would start. Emotion: wink

Im from germany. It's difficult to talk about my country without being critical.

I think the rating that germans are disciplined is right. Not in all cases but in most of them. Emotion: wink

I think they are closed, tidily and helpful.

Ähm... for that matter: David Hasselhoff isn't a star in germany.

God, this man is annoying.

He thinks he's the reason why the wall fell.

When you ask me: He is megalomaniac. Emotion: stick out tongue

The problem in germany is that nearly no one is proud of his country. Since the third reich it seems that everyone is scared to be proud. It's clear that no one should forget what happened in the 2nd world war. But in my opinion we should look forward without forgetting the past but living the now.

For all who don't know about the third reich (especially Muslimah Emotion: wink ), the short form:

http://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/history_wing/thirdreich/index.cfm

I think it really good describes how it all came together. At the beginning Hitler was the hope for many germans that they could live a better life. Many of them were jobless and without hope. And Hitler created a picture of an enemy. In his opinion the only reason why there was so much chaos, were jews and foreign people. The people believed him. He wanted the perfect "aryan" and to succeed he wanted to kill everyone who was not an "aryan" to prevent mixed marriage. He saw in german people the aryans he wanted.

The stupid thing in his believing is that he was from austria. He wasn't even a german. But wanted to kill everyone who wasn't an aryan.

He was everything but an aryan. His picture of the perfect human was a blond muscular bright man. And he was not a thing of it. I think he had some complexes.

In the end Hitler had the might.

He was the police. He was germany. He was power-obsessed. When there were people who didn't shared his opinion they were killed in one of the conzentration camps (extermination camps). And that is also what happened to the jews an foreigners in germany.

The people in the camps were split when they arrived. When they weren't in the state to work they had to go in the gas chambers.

These camps were build to kill people. Sooner or later. There were gas chambers which looked like showers. The people had to walk in this room with the "showers" and became gassed.

The corpes were burnt in a big chimney. (Before the allies rescued the captives, the nazis tried to cover their tracks and burnt them alive.) I have seen pictures of it when I was, I think 7 years old. Believe me you won't forget such pictures in your whole life.

In the end (before the allies arrived) there were to much corpses. The camps were overfilled. The stink of dead people was everywhere. The people who could walk had to bury the dead people. There were more dead than alive.



It was cruel. I could cry when I see this pictures. How can anyone be so cruel?

In this extermination camps 6 Million innocent people were killed.

I think it's clear that this experience is very dramatic in the development of germany. Even when you can't change it. you are ashamed that nobody has done something against it.

I just know that my great grandfather was a captive in russia. My great grandmother is also dead so i can not ask her about it.

Nobody can change it but it's important to remember.

And it's also important for other countries to realize to what racism can lead.
I still find it hard to meet a German of certain age without thinking 'so what did you do in the war?'.

As a country though, I have visited briefly and found it very beautiful and the people very friendly. My best friend when I was very young was a German girl and she used to tell me a lot about her countries customs (we all found the idea of putting clogs out for sweets at Christmas instead of a stocking, fascinating!) and a few words of German. I cried for days when her family went back to Germany...
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I've taught English in Germany for a number of years and have enjoyed the country and the people enormously. Germans can be dour and pessimistic sometimes but every nationality has some traits which we might find difficult to understand or to cope with but which usually have a genesis easily understood by studying history. Overall, my experience of Germany and with Germans is quite positive and, were it not for the horrid economy, I'd enjoy living in Germany more than any other place in the world.

Once you make German friends, you've got them for life. Germans are very loyal and deep thinkers with deep feelings, who tend to intelligently weigh all sides of a question. This can bog down forward progress in business or political change but, in the main, it's a good sign of taking responsibility for the consequences of decisions seriously, imo.

Germany has been undergoing some serious challenges which few other countries have had to face and they are doing a remarkable job despite the fact that those changes are wreaking economic havoc. Absorbing and refurbishing the former DDR has been an enormous drain on resources and has caused considerable stress all round. Germany is also unique in that its history dictates how they feel they must cope with the swarms of immigrants. Germany believes that to deny entry to any immigrant would be tantamount to inviting unpleasant comparisons to the Third Reich period. Consequently, they've been fairly inundated with immigrants which the government (taxes) are forced to support. When the country is in the midst of of an unemployment crisis (5.5 million unemployed and counting), more immigrants simply continue to exacerbate the drain on resources and add to people's pessimistic view of future possibility.

Germany really gets the stick on the events of WWII and I'm amazed that no one stops to consider that what happened there could have and has happened elsewhere. The events of WWII are a failure of humanity, not a failure of the German people specifically and solely. When we focus on one country's period of horrific history, we tend to ignore that it has happened elsewhere (think Stalin and estimates of 20-40 million murdered) and continues to happen elsewhere (Uganda, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and many, many more). In my view, humanity should concern itself with preventing what's happening around the globe now and stop looking back to find fault with the German people about events for which most of our contemporaries have no responsibility at all.

Since the end of WWII, the Germans have done a 180 degree turn and can arguably be considered the gold standard for how other countries live in the world. The German people are amongst those most conscious of social responsibility for others and amongst the most fair and concerned regarding general human rights. Other countries could learn a few lessons in humanity from Germany.

Germany and Germans have an enormous and wide-ranging body of positive contribution to the world, over the course of their history, and they have every reason to be quite proud of being German.
What is it like in germany! Are you almost like americans!Emotion: big smile
I am a German living in Canada for the last 11 years and yes, I did leave because I did not tolerate the german system. I mean I never liked living there although my entire family still lives overseas. The big change cameafter i spent one year in North America and had to live with the things people had to say about this country. Whether most people rlaize it or not, when someone speaks about Germany, Adolf Hitler is the name everybody seems to know. There is so much more to this country, although most good things only have to do with the quality of foods, beer and the freedom people seem to enjoy there. Canada is so much different. What the Canadians lack in discipline the country seems to make up with plenty of space and a certain prosperity. Until today I am not very sure whether Canada indeed is the best country on Earth, but it sureis tolerant, haslots of opportunities available and the people seems to tolerate immigrants - none of which could be said about Germany. I just returned from my home country a few weeks ago and was shocked to see ust how low this once so bright country has come. Unemployment, intolerance, a tru elbow-society. A new revolution is in the air and for that I am glad to be far away from that place. However, like I said, the beer is good over there...
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