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Distortion of History

To the editors: Mr. Hankelsman’s letter in the Reader [February 1] serves as an example of how distortion of history and gross generalizations can be used to promote bigotry and prejudice. In recalling the Chmielnicki pogroms, Mr. Hankelsman doesn’t choose to mention that Chmielnicki was a cossack chieftain who led an uprising against Poland, ravaging […]

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Poland Slandered

To the editors: Your otherwise excellent and moving article by Robert McClory [“Children of the Holocaust,” July 6] contains an outrageous falsehood. Two quotations included in the article imply that Poles were equally responsible with the Germans for the Holocaust of WWII. It’s incredible that a conscientious journalist uses quotations which slander an entire nation, […]