This is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of the difficult subject of forgiveness, both as an individual and social imperative, informed by Jewish thought and psychoanalysis. A sample (56:50):
[Walter Benjamin] writes, For every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably."
The incitement to remember that Benjamin references, directs us to continually reexamine the past, to keep it in the present as a living entity, not only as a memorial to something lost.
What happened? What was done? What's the legacy? Especially, what injustice does it speak of that penetrates the present in barely visible streams of dust and smoke? The dust of historical oppression; the smoke and fumes of past destruction; these vapours drift across time and are breathed in by every generation – ghostly emanations that infiltrate the present, structuring it and giving it meaning, and sometimes poisoning it too.
Do yourself a favor and at least listen to the fine introduction by psychoanalyst Harvey Schwartz.