After writing about accused Nazi war criminal Peter Egner, who served at a Yugoslavia (now Serbia) death camp, I received several messages similar to this one:
This man is 86 years old and has little time left in his life. Whether he is sick or not is not the question. The question is: how long must we continue to persecute people we think are guilty from the Nazi era? Some people insist in turning the clock backwards and stay in the moment of then and feel satisfied for doing so. I ,too, am scratching my head over a pointless case of this 86 year old man. Let it rest!
That makes sense to a lot of people. Despite the Jewish credo to "Never forget," surely it couldn't happen again...?