CRITICAL PARADIGM OF THE NAZI LEGACY IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

Jakub Zamana, University of Warsaw, Janusz Jartyś, University of Szczecin
2017 Reality of Politics  
The objective of this article is to present a critical analysis of selected elements of Nazi legacy in the Federal Republic of Germany (Deutsche Bundesrepublik, BRD). The remnants of the Nazi system have been tolerated, and even sheltered by the authorities of West Germany in almost all aspects of life. A question arises, then, about the effectiveness of the denazification after the Second World War and about a change in mentality in German society, as it should be noted that some elements of
more » ... some elements of Nazi legacy were abandoned only in the 21st century, and therefore the Federal Republic of Germany has not managed to fully make reparations to the victims of Nazism. This article also discusses the fact that in a post-totalitarian state it is extremely difficult to find 'pristine' biographies, considering the number of former members of NSDAP who filled important offices in the BRD.
doi:10.15804/rop201710 fatcat:cw3z3mdud5aalp3ywf6hz3osna