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And they made the trains run on time. And they planted lots of flowers?

A quarter of Germans believe there were some positive aspects to Nazi rule, according to a poll published Wednesday—a finding that comes after a popular talk show host was fired for praising Nazi Germany’s attitude toward mothe
rhood.
Pollsters for the Forsa agency, commissioned by the weekly magazine Stern, asked whether National Socialism also had some “good sides (such as) the construction of the highway system, the elimination of unemployment, the low criminality rate (and) the encouragement of the family.”
Forsa said 25 percent responded “yes”—but 70 percent said “no.”
Stern commissioned the survey, conducted Oct. 11-12, after Germany’s NDR public broadcaster last month fired talk show host Eva Herman over comments she made about the Third Reich.
News reports quoted Herman as saying there was “much that was very bad—for example, Adolf Hitler,” but there were good things under the Nazis, “for example, the high regard for the mother.”

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