Meanwhile, Back In Pristine Europe

Waldheimer’s, that tragic disease that causes people to forget they were Nazis, claims another victim:

Nobel Prize-winning German writer Guenter Grass, author of the great anti-Nazi novel The Tin Drum, has admitted serving in the Waffen-SS.
He told a German newspaper he had been recruited at the age of 17 into an SS tank division and served in Dresden.
Previously it was only known he had served as a soldier and was wounded and taken prisoner by US forces.
Speaking before the publication of his war memoirs, he said his silence over the years had “weighed” upon him.

I bet it did.

10 Responses to “Meanwhile, Back In Pristine Europe”

  1. 60-some years. Apparently it didn’t weigh very heavily.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    That’s the tragic nature of Waldheimers, Ken. Won’t you pease give to help us find a cure?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Also, if you could help me remember to use ‘preview’ occasionally I’d be much obliged.

  4. Sure, I’m in for a couple of rounds. Of ’06 ammo.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Ditto with the ’06, but I have some 7.62MM for variety.

  6. Well, traditionally, it’s been ’06 to be used on krauts, at least from 1917 through 1945. But variety is the spice of life, they say.

  7. Mike Rentner says:

    Shhh. Don’t tell the pope about waldheimers.

  8. Gunslinger says:

    I’d like to contribute a few .303 rounds (174g FMJ) for further variety.

  9. The fact that his (Grass’s) silence had weighed on him should be given approximately the same amount of credence as was given to the statements from many living adjacent to the Death Camps that they sometimes “Worried about the strange smell from the tall chimneys!”

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hi Mike! Long time no see!

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