By Dave Graham

BERLIN (Reuters) – The Nazis had killed nearly 20 of Inge Deutschkron’s relatives when she first turned her back on Germany in 1946. Today, the Berlin resident is dedicated to championing Germans who defied Hitler and saved Jews like her.

The 85-year-old writer and journalist believes Germany has come a long way since the Holocaust, showing an openness about its troubled past it lacked in the years after World War Two.

No longer divided, or haunted by ex-Nazis who swapped top jobs under Hitler for high office in the postwar democracy, Germans are keener than ever to learn from history, she says.

“I can’t imagine it happening again in Germany,” she told Reuters at her home in western Berlin. “Today’s young generation is eager to discover what went on back then and they’re really appalled by it. It gives me a lot of hope.”