who is at this point very, very ashamed to be a German...
Never be ashamed of what others have done, or have not done, that you had no chance to influence. MS societies have been slow on the uptake of CCSVI world-wide, so nothing distinctly Teutonic there.
Ultimately, we are all human, no matter where we were born. You are you, and not your place of birth. I am Canadian-born, and my country has much regrettable history too, which continues to this day. At least you Germans learned something... If we are silent when we ought to speak, that is something else. You are "speaking".
Funny how the article referred to "liberation" in 1945, and we seek Liberation in 2010.