The old Deutsches Historisches Museum in the former East Berlin had an exhibit which proclaimed that the Communist Party had defeated fascism. It also had an exhibit depicting class struggle in the Neolithic Age.
A few neo-fascist German historians tried to muster a positive view of Germany’s role in WWII by extolling the battle on the eastern front as a noble struggle against “Bolshevism.” This led to the Historikerstreit among right-wing and critical intellectuals in the late 1980s.
Connie Sachs: It was a good time back then.
George Smiley: It was a war, Connie.
Connie Sachs: A war we could be proud of.