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Each letter offers a slightly different analysis, even if the writer comes to the same conclusion as others. The young man is a Nazi. Do you find their arguments harsh or just? Not all of the commentators agree with him.

The Nazi Karl had come out of hiding, as it were, in seeking a human connection with Simon, and Simon later seeks the reality of meeting with the Nazis he seeks and finds and brings to justice.

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It is neither infrequent nor extraordinary. Less well known is that his complexity includes a mystical Jewish streak; among signs of this fact was his recognition of strange synchronicities in his own life.

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They feel that God is absent and not looking on his earth or after the Jews. A Red Cross nurse approaches. The pains in my body are terrible, but worse still is my conscience. There is also forgiveness because of religion. As they worked, a nurse came up to Simon and asked, "Are you a Jew? The likes of the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu write in to advocate their views of forgiveness, and others advocate against. Then from the other windows fell burning bodies. What is forgiveness? By the first definition my answer is a definite no. The topic of confession is almost unfathomably deep, is it not? The injured man asks Simon to sit and listen to his story.

Martin E. Simon refused all subsequent efforts by the nurse to go back and see the Nazi soldier. It was a century before African-Americans were given the rights the Civil War was ostensibly I'm grossly simplifying U.

As for knowing what his heart and soul feels, only God knows that and, therefore, only God has the ability to truly forgive him.

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Its task is to identify and locate Nazi war criminals. Each letter offers a slightly different analysis, even if the writer comes to the same conclusion as others. In other words, near the core of every human soul, is there perhaps a profound shell of existential fear and shame? Without doubt she must often have shown sympathy for the oppressed, but the happiness of her own family was of paramount importance to her. Young Karl tries to confess to Simon, a representative Jew. His fear. In the long nights while I have been waiting for death, time and time again I have longed to talk about it to a Jew and beg forgiveness from him…. He began, "I know that at this moment thousands of men are dying. Compassion often means leaving someone alone. I am resigned to dying soon, but before that I want to talk about an experience which is torturing me.

I cannot die.

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The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal