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posted: 6/13/2014 5:01 AM

Leave Holocaust story to history books

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Dave Schulz's letter on June 8 article states we should teach our young about the Holocaust so they are compassionate about what happened. I say enough about teaching about the Holocaust. The only thing that is happening to our young adults is that they are sick and tired of hearing about it.

The writer also talked about his German-American grandfather's support of the U.S. Anyone who was in the U.S. would have supported the U.S. I had relatives who were Catholic Germans but lived in Yugoslavia for over 200 years, and they were put into camps by Tito. A grandfather even died in the camp from starvation. All of their property and anything of value was taken away just because they were German. The young women were raped until they became pregnant. They called it ethnic purification. It was not only one race of people who were persecuted.

I myself have had enough with hearing about the Holocaust. What about the Christians that were thrown to the lions? All throughout history there have been bad people doing the wrong thing. But with the Holocaust it just continues and continues. I say leave it rest.

It was different when you had firsthand information from people that were in it, but now there are only a few left. What you hear now is mostly information handed down. It is time to let it rest and for it to be in the history books. You are only making people think about one ethnic race in the wrong way.

John Billis


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