By notanazigrandchildafterall - 21/09/2015 11:32 - Germany - Leipzig

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
I agree, your life sucks 23 783
You deserved it 1 739

Same thing different taste

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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.

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

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it sucks thay Naziism is less of a shame than academic failure... one is a way of life, the other fixable.

Wait wait wait wait wait.... which one is a way of life? Because both of them seem fixable to me.

Wait wait wait wait... which one is fixable? Because both seem pretty immutable to me.

#24 you can get an education but you can't change your past.

I understand that but what I'm saying is that what your ancestors or relatives did don't dictate what you're going to do.

zeffra13 31

#30 they're saying the grandfather could have just tried harder instead of giving up and making excuses. Not OP.

I meant, naziism is a way of life, often taught. and typically, it's hard to move away from that. Education is fixable, should you have the desire to. In no way did i mean any of that toward OP, but rather the relative. i have no doubt OP is a nice person, however i worry about the issues that may have come of it, as some who follow Nazi mentalitoes and claim it are shunned for it, even if they themselves do not follow. many times, the descendents are judged based on the actions of the precedent. I apologize that my first comment was unclear in this, and also for this long post. thank you for reading, i hope you have a wonderful day/night.

Given how prevalent membership in the Nazi party was during the period, it probably wasn't particularly shameful. It's just a convenient excuse to be unable to work. Peak membership was approximately 10% of the German population.

#38 Oh, I see what you mean with that. Yeah, I would agree with that. I thought you meant something else.

yeah xD i was nearly asleep when i typed that... my brain didn't wanna go into detail. I figured a deeper explaination was needed. and I agree with the consensus, my first post was totally thumbs down worthy

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.

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

Stop with the Nazi jokes Reich now! They make Mein Führerious!

At least your family can say they weren't associated with that part of history

RealFusionz 14

What was your grandmother late to?

ThePandoricaOpen 18

Please tell me, you're just trying to be funny.

Too* Seems like someone is also an academic failure as well.

Pretty sure, based on context, #7 meant "late to"-- as in, "what was she late for?". I'm also going to make a guess that #7 doesn't know that "late grandmother" is a euphemism in English that means "dead grandmother". Or #7 was making a terrible joke made even worse by poor sentence structure and punctuation.

RealFusionz 14

You are incorrect my friend. Nice try.

Redoxx_fml 22

That's much worse. Anne Frankly he shouldn't have just told the truth

You missed it. come on dude. never the same joke twice.

The comments were probably posted around the same time.

Being a teacher means becoming a different kind of Nazi. If he found Nazi ideology prideful then those kids dodged a bullet.

Fed21 16

I'm sure he was pressured a lot if he had to say such a big lie to cover his failure