In 1949, the Americans, British, and French combined their zones of occupation in West Germany to establish the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany).
The Soviets responded by forming the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic) in East Germany.
In May 1955, ten years after the defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII, West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in a move to counter potential Soviet expansion in western Europe.
With entrance into NATO, the Federal Republic of Germany became integral to the defense of Western Europe.
I don’t think the Germans can be construed similar to ourselves in WW-II. Although anti-semitism was (and is) common to both the Allies and the Nazis, I do not think “The Final Solution” could have occurred here. Yes, indeed, we practiced horrific acts towards the Japanese-Americans, disenfranchising them, confiscating their possessions, rounding them up into concentration camps in a literal sense. But the systematic destruction of a people, scapegoats they might have been, would not occur here.
Reading about the typical German throughout the run-up and during WW-II in Nazi Germany shows a people gradually acclimating to progressively worse acts of horror through clever manipulation of thought and propaganda. They most certainly knew. But can only be somewhat forgiven by their own fear in flaunting authority in the fascist state.
The Man in the High Castle