Growing up in the US, we are taught very special view of our role as heroes in WWII. But what do the "guilty" countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan teach their students? Do they refer to themselves as the "axis of evil" like Americans did? A forum on Reddit called for those who grew up in axis countries to explain what they learned about WWII growing up, and some of them definitely feel guiltier than others. (Please forgive their English as, obviously, it isn't their native language.)

1. yokelwombat is a German who was taught "as much as possible" about their role in WWII. Fortunately, we will come to find this is true for most Germans.

German here, we learn as much as possible about it. The general atmosphere in Europe that led to the nazis rise to power, how they were able to take control of the government, the major battles and figures who are associated with the war and of course the holocaust.

Most schools include visits to at least one concentration camp during field excursions (I have been to Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt) and there is a very interesting art project called Stolperstein, which indicates where jews were persecuted in Germany.

In a nutshell, you know how Americans always say 'Never forget' when it comes to 9/11? Most Germans are like that with World War 2 and the holocaust.