Board member’s regrets not necessary
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