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The Fallacy of Collective Guilt

To the editors: It is an interesting coincidence that the Reader should publish a letter from Jacob Sampson [March 8] under the headline “Poland Guilty” on the very weekend that the Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith should be honoring Stefania Burzminska, who as a Catholic Pole hid 13 Jews for […]

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The First Step Toward Genocide

To the editors: If Skokie’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation [Our Town, May 4] wants to teach others how the Holocaust happened, it might begin by denouncing all invocations of collective guilt. The condemnation of a whole people for the actions of some is the first step toward genocide. The Czech people suffered betrayal into the hands […]