The 3 definitions of nation before 1871 (refer to last lecture"s notes) German- jewish relationship (implies a 2-person dialogue) (more correct to call it german jewry) The german jewish question is perhaps the most important topic if one wants to understand today"s germany. There have been continued attack that unity can be an option. Germany holds on to the belief of the eu and europe very firmly. A way to answer the fears that germany could once again become a big and threatening political power. Germany wants to be in europe not because it wants to be a dominant state. Germany and france influential in the eu, economically (economica problems, and other cultural qualities) Many initiatives on an individual levels to sustain the ger french relationship. Strong support for israel and palestine as an independent state (because they see palestine as parallel to jew persecution in germany. Distinction between holocaust, and 18th century and middle ages.