The author disagrees sharply with Ismar Schorsch's article, "To Remember is Not Enough," which appears directly before this article in this issue. Schorsch had argued that Germany is making great efforts to atone for the Holocaust, and should be supported for it; the author responds that he does not want Germans to atone for the Holocaust, as that might put the issue to rest. Rather, he argues, the Holocaust ought to be seen as the central, defining event in relations between Jews and Germans now, and forever. He demands that modern Germans confront the generation of the Holocaust, their parents and grandparents before it is too late to do so. The author contends that when Germans describe the Holocaust, they speak of Nazis instead of Germans, and thus neglect to take true responsibility for their nation's history.