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Published on: December 8, 2015
the migrant crisis
Germany’s Choice: Easy or Hard Asylum Integration

Germans must insist that Syrian refugees to their country accept Germany’s support of Israel, as well as the country’s hard-won reckoning with its Nazi past.

Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. His book Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Radical Left, 1967-1989 is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in spring 2016. His Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys was published by Harvard University Press in 1997. This is the first of a series of monthly essays for The American Interest.
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