Having received the following interesting e-mail by an Italian dog (bau bau), I post it below with English translation.
Il fratello di Gershom Scholem, di cui forse hai sentito parlare, era un
grande ammiratore della cultura tedesca, a suo dire la più grande del
mondo. Sopravvissuto alla Shoah, ormai vecchio in Israele fu
interpellato da un giornalista se ancora riteneva la cultura tedesca
una grande cultura. Rispose: "non sarà certo un Hitler qualsiasi
a farmi cambiare idea."
Gershom Scholem’s brother, you might have heard of him, was a great admirer of German culture. He thought it was the greatest. Having survived the Shoah, as he was old in Israel, he was interviewed by a journalist who asked him if he still considered German culture great. He replied: “Certainly it won’t be any old Hitler to change my mind.”