I’m afraid I too have an observation on Heidegger, concerning his silence regarding his association with the Nazi party in later years. Perhaps it was a play on human nature. Perhaps he was aware of a certain trait inherent to most humans: that we tend to remember contentious or controversial facts with a greater weight than facts that are not. One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, yet also a high-ranking Nazi party member. Heidegger must have been very keen on the historical significance of both his time and being. To satisfy the public with an explanation of himself would have certainly dampened his brilliance in the history books. His megalomania would not have allowed it. If he could not ascend to become king of the philosophers, he would solidify his immortality by dying under a shroud of mystery. Mind and body gone, but the idea of him coursing through our own minds then, now, and into the future.