After the Holocaust, each of the few survivors of Nazi atrocities had to figure how to move on with their life. Furthermore, each survivor had to confront whether they should forgive or not forgive their persecutors. In your life things may happen that you are not able to let go, but if nobody forgave people for the wrongful thing they did than there would be so much hate and anger in this world. Forgiveness is not forgetting, you do not have to forget what that person has done it would make you feel a lot better in the end if you did. Forgiveness is a decision to let go of all the thoughts of revenge that you may have picked up on throughout your life. Forgiveness can reduce anger and hurt, which could help you live freer and happier in the life that you are living right now in the present. In my opinion it would be hard to be able to forgive the Nazi’s, but a lot of people have a stronger will and are able to forgive a lot easier than others could.
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~Paul Boese”