The Seduction of Gunter

A week has passed or more since Gunter Grasses’ original admission, and you can see the rehabilitation efforts continue. However once you’ve been a nazi, you’re a nazi forever. Just like once you’ve been a terrorist, you are a terrorist forever. Here you see more on how poor Gunter was victimized and seduced by Nazi propaganda, as per the UK times online article:

In the memoirs, Grass writes of the pull of Nazi propaganda, telling how when he was assigned to the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg he found “nothing offensive” about the prospect. He says he viewed, Joerg von Frundsberg, who the division was named after, as someone who had fought for “freedom and liberation,” in the 16th century.

“So, enough excuses,” he writes in the book which will be on shelves September 1. “And yet I refused for years to admit to myself the word and the double letters.

“That which I accepted with the dumb pride of my young years, I kept silent about after the war out of growing shame.”

Of course this is just opportuni$tic true confe$$ional time, maybe he needed more money or notice in his retirement, who knows.

Past articles on this subject.