Germans are pretty sick of war jokes and I'm not surprised. They did start it though.
And the last century or so of history shows that too many of them have been willing to deny or attempt to justify that history.
The really frightening thing is that the lessons of that horrible past - and they go back to way before Adolf took power *democratically* in Germany - have not been learned in THIS country.
Or at least conveniently forgotten by our current crop of leaders.
In the nineteen thirties and forties that nightmare could not have happened here in the UK. (although there were far too many supporters of Hitler in high places in this country.) We still had enough people with a gut common sense that "they" were elected to serve and not dominate "us" and a perhaps somewhat nebulous love of the freedoms and justice that had been won over the centuries. Totalitarianism and violence was just not the British "way".
Today, I'm not so sure. So many of the freedoms, checks and balances that were built into our political and judicial systems have been deliberately eroded in the last few years.
As an incidental exercise for the reader - study National Socialist Party doctrine closely and see just how "politically correct" their dogma and propaganda really was - and where it led.