Thread: Remembrance Day
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Old November 12th, 2005, 23:33   #22
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Originally Posted by |2enegade
How do the Germans and other nations once belonging to the Axis celebrate this day?
The Volkstrauertag (People´s Mourning Day) takes place in Germany on the 3rd Sunday in November is the German military "Memorial Day". It is a federal holiday and it commemorates the german war dead and includes not just soldiers, but the victims of wars, those who died in concentration camps, or became victims of ethnic cleansing.

EDIT: To add to that November 11th is also a celebration of the allied victory and the signing of the Armistice, so, in part, November 11th is uniquely an allied celebration that those of the axis countries wouldn't celebrate. But they do eulogise their war dead and have monuments and thank their citizen soldiers pretty much the way we do. Its the human condition.
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