Learning genocide lessons
Re What I learned about Auschwitz from my
inbox, Sept. 30 Has knowledge about Auschwitz prevented the state-sponsored killings in Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans and Syria? All the world leaders from 1975 to 2015 were learned men and women who must have known about the horrors of the Jewish Holocaust, yet did little to stop the genocides on their watch.
It takes more than knowledge to protect human rights; it takes moral courage to do the right thing when it’s politically expedient to look the other way. Bob Wong, Richmond Hill I am dismayed that in an otherwise excellent article, Heather Mallick chose to compare the Holocaust to Muslims today. While anti-Muslim racism undoubtedly exists, there is no meticulously planned campaign designed by a genocidal dictator to exterminate the world’s Muslim population. Avi Benlolo, president, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies In response to the government revoking the citizenship of Zakaria Amara, Emile Therien suggests Canada is doing exactly what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jews. Hitler did not deport Jews; he sent them to gas chambers. Bert Raphael, Toronto