Until I was 10 years old I never heard a gentile speak German. My great uncle was a journalist who used the German language as a weapon against the Nazis and paid for it with his life. At the same time, I understand those whose relationship with German has none of the positive notes that mine does.
Not speaking about beauty of language, Germans are good neighbours. At least in my life, I profited from this fact a lot. They do not push as to have statues of Germans on our squares as Russian do. They are very friendly and piecefull these days. No fires on the border, no missiles, no explossions in buses. Thank you, Germans, that you are not like Russians or Palestinians now! We have piecefull life in Czech Republic also because of you.