Yesterday an Indonesian TV station aired a classical film, Sound of Music (1965). I think the most touchy song in this film is Edelweiss, which was sung by Captain von Trapp:
every morning you greet mesmall and white,
clean and bright,
you look happy to meet meblossom of snow may you bloom and grow,
bloom and grow forever
edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my home-land forever
The scene was around the time when Austria “joined” Germany’s Hitler in 1938. This song shows the Captain’s resistance to the Nazis. Ironically Hitler was born in 1889 in Linz, Austria, he was actually Austrian, served as a German soldier in World War I and became very nationalistic, even when compared to the German themselves. He lead the Nazi party, won the election in 1933 and with brutality seized all power to himself. He brought Germany and the world to World War II, and brought also Germany to ruins in 1945.
Every nation, even every person in this world, has a dark side which is enough to think about.