There is nothing like a war to make people see what is really important. That was the silver lining offered by the Berlin Daily Telegraph on August 11,1915. According to this article, “snobbishness” among the community was declining due to the hardships and sense of perspective brought by the war. People would have to suffer emotionally and financially for many years as a result of the country’s war effort, but this suffering would bring maturity to the younger generation. Perhaps they would take the lessons taught by these hard times and avoid the mistakes of their predecessors.
Berlin Daily Telegraph, August 11, 1915.