9/11 – Zehn Jahre danach (Ten years after) Posted by jan on Sep 11, 2011 in Current Events, History
Exactly ten years ago, the Terroranschläge (terrorist attacks) on the World Trade Center happened in New York. But still, the whole subject is very present in Germany. Especially for the anniversary, there are unzählige (countless) documentaries and discussions on TV. Since weeks you can see them almost daily.
And when you see the horrible pictures of the attacks, it feels like it happened just gestern (yesterday). At least this is my Eindruck (impression. )
Some years ago there were a lot of documentaries that dealt with Verschwörungstheorien (conspiracy theories) and things like that. But now that some years passed, I think most people don’t believe in conspiracy theories anymore. It is still hard to accept the facts, just because the attacks were so unbelievable, but so many details, Hintergrundinformationen (background information) and facts have been revealed and announced that the whole thing seems to be obvious and nachvollziehbar (traceable).
When you read some German news today, there are a lot of discussions about politics like „Who were the beneficiaries of 9/11?“, „America still stokes fears“ or „The demoralized nation“.
I guess all of us spent a lot of time dealing with 9/11 to recognize the motivation of the action, to put the facts together, to understand and to process. But today I try not to think about the political or religous or whatever backgrounds. Today I just realize that the entire world has extremely changed since then. But unfortunately it doesn´t turn out to be good.
I really hope the Lücke (gap) between the so called west and the so called east will get smaller again. I know that things are not that easy, but in my opinion a little more live and let live would be good in some ways.
I guess a lot of you (the readers of this blog) are living in the USA. And of course 9/11 must be a major Thema (topic) these days. But what about you people living in other countries? Is 9/11 still present as well? Are there effects on your daily life and thinking?
Would be good to have some statements from you.
Here´s some vocabulary:
Zehn Jahre danach – ten years after
der Terroranschlag – terrorist attack
unzählige – countless
gestern – yesterday
der Eindruck – impression
die Verschwörungstheorie – conspiracy theory
die Hintergrundinformation – background information
nachvollziehbar – traceable
die Lücke – gap
das Thema – topic