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November 02, 1990 - Image 72

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-11-02

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President George Bush, West German Ambassador Juergen Ruhfus and
Secretary of State James Baker at the recent signing of the German
reunification pact.

As Germany Unites,
Some Are Worrying

HELEN DAVIS

Foreign Correspondent

A

s the united German

state was reborn in
Berlin at midnight on
Oct. 3, a poignant ceremony
was underway in Israel,
where members of the West
German Embassy traveled en
masse for their homes in Tel
Aviv to a stark, lonely hilltop
in Jerusalem.
There, the German envoys
and their staffs marked the
moment of German
reunification by visiting the
Yad Vashem Holocaust Mu-
seum, a searing exhibition
which documents the rise of
Hitler and the subsequent
destruction of six million
Jews in the death camps of
Nazi-occupied Europe.
The journey to Jerusalem
was a pilgrimage of contri-
tion; a reminder that,
despite the passage of 45
years since the fall of the
Third Reich, Germany and
Israel remain locked
together in a chilling
historical embrace. It is an
embrace which both sides
acknowledge may be a per-
manent feature of their rela-
tionship.
Israel was born in the im-
mediate aftermath of the
Holocaust. Many of the Jews
who inhabited the new state
were themselves survivors of

the Holocaust: displaced,
dispossessed, traumatized
and bereft, washed up on the
shores of a strange new land
which they were told was to
be their new home.
Almost all, one way or an-
other, had been profoundly
touched by the Holocaust.
Some had lost their entire
families in the flames of
German madness. The new
state was forged in the
crucible of those flames.
Consciously or not, Israel's
leaders were, and are,
haunted by images of their
past: the powerlessness of
the subjected; the humilia-
tion of the hated; the fear of
the hunted.
Any pathology of the
modern Jewish state quickly
reveals the unhealed
wounds which continue to
scar the Israeli psyche and
which continue to feed what
the world perceives as in-
transigence and obsessive
concern with security.

Former Israeli Prime Min-
ister Menachem Begin
steadfastly refused to even
meet Germans. His Polish-
born successor, Yitzhak
Shamir, who lost his entire
family in the Holocaust, still
expresses "concern and res-
ervations" about German
unification.
The present speaker of the
Israeli parliament, Dov

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