It is never wise to assume anything mate. I am New Zealand born, Australia raised but British Isle Heritage. My generation of kids is the only ones born or raised of this country. My parents were both British born around 1950 and raised, Grandma was a young lady during the Blitz in 1940, one Granddad was a Paratrooper during overlord in the British army who later died from his wounds he recieved the other was a submariner with the Royal Navy and finally Grandma's dad too old to enlist was one of the Guys that walked london at night during the blitz ensuring that the blackout was strictly observed to ensure German bombers had nothing to target, while the other Great grandfather also to old to enlist worked in a munitions factory when it was bombed. It is true that I have never experienced war or in fact even neither of my two countries have been invaded and Australia only suffered piecemeal attacks compared to other nations, this naturally does allow me to remain a little more neutral. I however do not allow any type of prejuduce to fill my mind and do not assume that an German WW2 soldier is a Nazi or a war criminal and thus I treat them with the same respect of any other nation. I worked with a Japanese women once or upon learning of my interest in Australian WW2 History she volunteered an apology for her country and her father who was a Soldier during ww2 who fought against Australian troops at Kokoda. I was amazed and I told her you don't need to apologise for you father fighting for his country especially since the Japan of 1940 was a much different country then to now. I hold this true to a WW2 German Veteran. I agree that this topic is subjective and depends on one's history and experience.