Forgiving a person does not imply that the person must ask for forgiveness first. It is more about the mental and emotional healing of the victim. In many cases, a survivor of the Holocaust may never meet any of the Nazis that harmed them after the Holocaust, so they will never observe them repenting and asking the survivor for forgiveness. Despite this, the survivor should be willing to forgive for the healing that it will bring them. While the Nazis may not deserve forgiveness, it is up to the survivors to show compassion and take control of their own healing.