The quote below is an excellent explanation why the Russians celebrate the end of World War II in Europe and the Germans don’t. Westerners (Germans, Austrians, and their allies) have long forgotten the war.
Russians and Jews haven’t.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Source: GoodReads (backup PDF)