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I think it's safe to say today that the vast majority of Germans abhor Hitler, the Nazis, and what they did in World War II. But was that always true? What I'm wondering is if during the 1950s was there still some degree of public sympathy in (West) Germany for the Third Reich and/or latent hostility towards the U.S. and Britain, or was the Nazi era pretty much reviled even back then?
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You can search for some opinion poll in West Germany at Google Books using keywords. Here are some examples:
"According to a public opinion poll in 1952 an amazing 24 percent of the population still thought highly of Adolf Hitler; 30 percent condemned the July 20 resistance movement."
"In 1948 an Allensbach poll recorded that 57 percent of Germans affirmed the proposition that National Socialism was a good idea badly carried out."
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