Compensation for Historic Wrongs

If A’s ancestors did some terrible thing to B’s ancestors, should A compensate B? In general I would say No. A did nothing wicked deserving punishment. B sustained no injury deserving compensation. The wrongdoers are dead. Compensation is as irrelevant as seeking justice for the crimes of the Roman Empire. However, if A’s ancestors did something improperly that hurts modern day B and benefits modern day A, then there is a case for A compensating B.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)