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It's ostensibly interesting because so little of this stuff, while hardly rare at the time, is still around and available to the public.  (Though I suppose that might not be the case in Germany.)  Because people either want to destory it, get rid of it or just not look at it.  And you don't know if the people who do want to look at it or own it are really people you want to encourage!

I've had the fine bloody fortune to have to process a donation of this stuff.  It's not fun.  You want to go home and shower.  Not because it is about Nazis.  But because it is from Nazis.  There is a creepy intimacy factor and most people just don't want that level of intimacy with Hitler.  Many people won't keep the stuff in their offices.  And yet, the historical record necessitates it.  And there is something to be said for these sources and the way they bring everything out of mythology and back into reality.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Tue Aug 25th, 2009 at 06:15:58 PM EST
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