Justice After the Fact
In response to “A Double Standard on Religion?” (Robert M. Levy, Sept. 23): Mr. Levy’s statement in his ninth paragraph, “But just as a Christian nation defeated my Holocaust in 1945” denigrates the memory of the 71⁄2 million people lost in the Holocaust.
In the real world the Holocaust happened. Six million or so Jews were killed. Another million and a half or so were also killed: priests, nuns and ministers who spoke out against fascism; non-Jews who attempted to help those hunted by “the final solution,” only to be swept up by it; the physically and mentally disabled; political enemies; homosexuals. All dead. Lost forever.
In the real world the Holocaust wasn’t defeated. Germany and the Third Reich, which designed and implemented the “final solution,” were defeated, as were those of other nationalities who assisted in the implementation. Some, but by no means all, of the individuals were brought to justice.
However, defeat and justice were after the fact. The Allies did nothing during the war to stop or hinder the Holocaust. History has shown that some information was smuggled out as early as June 1942, and shortly thereafter solid intelligence existed in the hands of the Allies concerning the ongoing genocide. Deliberately no information was made public by the United States until Germany was overrun.
Mr. Levy should be ashamed of himself.
Charles B. Mirman
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