|Until today there are
many people - not only in Germany - who can't reduce the terms Jew ,
home country, army, bravery and patriotism to a common denominator.
Many Germans (including people living in Bavaria) can't imagine that
today Jews serve as "normal soldiers" in the "Bundeswehr". But also
many Jews can't cope with the fact that Jews have to or chose to
serve in an army the predecessor of which was connected with the
murder of six million innocent Jewish people. The Jewish-German
soldiers had to
||suffer bitter injustice
- they were even murdered - by their non-jewish comrades. They lost
their rank, decoration, had to suffer incredible humiliations and
harassments, were violated in body and soul in concentration camps,
lost their family members through murder and in the end lost their
own lives. Authorities in the "Third Reich" even went as far as to
remove the graves of the fallen Jewish soldiers (e.g. in France).
Their gravestones with the star of David were replaced by crosses
with the inscription "unknown soldier" ...