Images of sin
: Thomas Kielinger argues in The Observer that Germans can’t escape their history and shame all the more because there are so many images of their sin. Well, perhaps. There were fewer images of, say, the Soviet gulags and so there is less chronic memory of them. Still, the Germans’ relationship with history has more to do with the enormity of their crimes than their documentation, I’d say.
: See also this image from Normandy.