chapter  9
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The Dialogue Between the Generations About the Nazi Era

It is difficult to find historical truth. The further we go back in time, the more the sources dry up and memory pales. The facts we are working on often do not fit our overall concept and can be variously interpreted according to our perspective and our frame of reference. But our frame of reference and our perspectives change as our concerns and interests change. Thus we must tolerate uncertainty and ambiguity if we are to bring into harmony the contradictory goals of seeking out the historical facts and evaluating them, of confronting our own history and accepting and embracing it-indeed a complex task of reconciliation.