Today, going through my late grandmother's papers, I found out that my grandfather had never been in the Nazi party. The reason he was not allowed to work as a teacher was that he had never passed his university exams. He found an invented Nazi past less shameful than academic failure. FML

by notanazigrandchildafterall / 09/21/2015 at 7:32am / Germany (Sachsen) / Miscellaneous

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  • That's really sad actually. I can't imagine what his family must've been like for him to prefer being thought of as a Nazi than a failure. Like, that had to have been some serious pressure. On the bright side op, at least you know your family was actually never tied to the Nazis.

    #4 - On 09/21/2015 at 12:31pm by aylind

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  • Anne Frankly, I don't know why he thought that would be better.

    #5 - On 09/21/2015 at 12:32pm by I_Like_Dogs

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