Now that I have your attention…
Why does it seem that all of a sudden so many lawyers, countries and whatnot are coming forward now on behalf of the jewish people who suffered and survived the Holocaust. Why now? Why not years ago?
I saw a special on PBS on how Swizterland deliberately hid/ kept jewish funds/money/ accounts knowing that most jews could not provide the proper documentation because of losing everything during the war/holocaust years. Why or how is this coming to light NOW and not years ago?
The sheltered girl trapped inside me has a hard time beleiving in such a huge conspiracy against people who suffered so much. The cynical woman that inhabits my brain says everything was quagmired down in politcal red tape, finger pointing and hoo-ha crapola, but for fifty years? I know that after WW2 ended the entire world was busy trying to get on with life, but you cannot tell me that some lawyer didn’t think of suing some one/government on behalf of the jewish people years before NOW.
I believe compensation is definately in order, but truthfully some of these survivors are so old that what can they do with the money ( if they receive it) before they die? It would be like a bandaid on a sucking chest wound.
People change not because they see the light but because they feel the heat.