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My older uncle (who was a teenager during the much of the 1940s) told me that Finnish youngsters idolizing the German airforce pilots and regarding them as heroes wasn't particularly uncommon during WWII. They didn't have a clue as to what went on in the concentration camps, of course.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Wed Aug 15th, 2007 at 05:30:17 AM EST
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