TharpaChodron wrote: ↑Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:51 am
Not sure if something got lost in translation, but I hope it didn't come across like we were talking about nazis and making a joke.
Not at all.
German dry humor is a silly stereotypical thing people find endearing, like loudmouthed Americans and rude Parisians.
Yes. I find them funny, too.
Just fun about nazis is somehow creepy. I don't know how it is in the US, but in Germany you can kill any online discussion by using a nazi comparison.
the history of that time is very serious and I appreciate what the German people have been through. I also hope we, all people, continue to learn from our collective past mistakes.
I hope so, too. Today is the 25th anniversary of the burning of a house in Mölln by two young nazis. They killed a grandmother and two children just because they were Turkish. Heartbreaking.
About Thanksgiving I have no idea. I can't imagine what it means for Americans.
In my area, people are celebrating Thanksgiving in the churches. It is mainly an event for small children. So, they can learn to appreciate the food and that it comes from the soil, sun and rain... from God.
Not many people celebrate this.