What an interesting read!
Born in 58 in West Germany, we learned in school so much about the need to refuse orders not in line with our conscience, got to watch The Bridge and of course lots of documentaries about Hitler and WW2, but I cannot remember EVER hearing about Antifa.
In the late 70s I was very aware and supportive of the "squats" (occupying empty houses in protest of high rents and not enough low income housing) and we counter protested the brownshirts. The days of the punks trashing stores, not my thing as a pacifist, but we demonstrated for their release too.
Came to the US in 1980 and followed German news a bit, never heard about Antifa, only about the surge of Nazis, nationalism and flag waving around 2000 and the attacks on foreigners, especially in the former east. The Greens and Pirates were big for a while and that was exciting, until they became part of the establishment.
Antifa -- never heard that term until a few months ago.
I shouldn't be too surprised that our German history lessons didn't really cover the resistance very much and Antifa not at all. Germany was / is practically American owned and both are fascist in a sense that they are almost totally controlled by (international) corporations and bankers.
Our only purpose in life is to make the rich richer.
The population is controlled by giving most people just enough so they won't riot, i.e. keep people fed and docile.
Give us sports teams to cheer for, give us churches to calm us down and create fake hope and we can blame God for creating this hell hole called Earth.
Oh so clever.