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I love taking Americans to Germany...

It's strange too, because many of them start opening up about having German heritage - almost as though it is a source of embarrassment.

I know my history. I know Germany history and culture runs far deeper than a party and movement that was spawned out of the Great Depression and national shame and frustration, too.

My friend kept saying "Barvaria" instead of "Bavaria." Me and my ever-inclined-to-teach self immediately corrected him.

"Jason, it's Ba-var-ia... It's not 'Bar-Var-ia,' you barbarian!" I chided.

"Listen man," he fired back in his brilliant Kentucky drawl, "where the hell am I from?" he demanded

"Kentucky!" I replied.

"Right, dumb ass... and how do we say the nation's capital?" he smugly asked.

"Warshington..." I mumbled, and we both started laughing.

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