As someone suggested (oh, it was me!), probably it helps the Jews, in their unattainable reach for peace of mind, having done everything in their power not to let peple forget the Holocaust, to have many rich and powerful supporters. But it also helps to remember what non-Jewish people like Oskar Schindler
and Raoul Wallemberg
have done to save as many Jews as they could from the murderous Nazis.
Wallenberg is remembered by The Economist
, in an article entitled "Remembering Raoul
"Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat, and a scion of a powerful banking family, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the war by issuing them with Swedish papers, placing them under Swedish protection, and intervening at deportation and execution sites.
"....Wallenberg may not have thought himself a hero, but he was one, and [it's very important that] the memory of his courage, and that of his helpers, endures. Especially now. In Hungary, like much of Europe, intolerance, racism and xenophobia is on the rise. The far-right Jobbik party, no friend of Hungary’s Jews or Roma minorities, won 16.7 per cent of the vote in April elections, making it the third-largest party in parliament......"
"....Wallenberg was captured by the Russians on January 17th 1945 in Budapest and soon disappeared into the maw of the gulag. His fate remains a mystery."
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.(Martin Luther King Jr)