Board mem­ber’s re­grets not nec­es­sary

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Po­lice board mem­bers ac­cused of se­crecy, racism (Feb. 3)

Con­cern­ing po­lice ser­vices board mem­ber Madelaine Levy’s state­ment about Poles killing Jews in Auschwitz, I do not think she should have had to ex­press re­gret for hav­ing said it.

With­out mean­ing to be­smirch the whole Pol­ish pop­u­la­tion, any­one in­ti­mately fa­mil­iar with those po­lit­i­cal times, in Poland and other coun­tries, and the con­di­tions in con­cen­tra­tion camps, knows this is true. The same can be said about Ger­mans who killed Jews and oth­ers. That Nazis would se­lect in­mates to mis­treat and tor­ture not only Jews but oth­ers in the camp. I have per­son­ally spo­ken with many Holo­caust sur­vivors about this.

I don’t think Ms Levy’s state­ment was meant in a ma­li­cious way. Henry A. Wiltschek, Hamil­ton

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