Immigration Struggle and Holocaust Not the Same
I would like to comment on the letter written by David Broida (“Kvetch ’N’ Kvell,” March 19). Although I do agree that some Jewish families were allowed to come to the United States, before the war years, vast numbers were not allowed and perished in the Holocaust.
The Jewish Exponent published an article recently with regard to just how much did Jews really know about their own history, particularly the Holocaust. It was painfully discovered that Jews know very little about their own history. That would account for the ridiculous assertions that the immigration situation today is to be closely associated with that of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was the only atrocity that took people from many countries in Europe and murdered them in death camps in Auschwitz, Belzec, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Buchenwald, Chelmo, Ebensee, Flossenburg, Treblinka, Sobibor and Majdanek.
Are immigrants from Mexico and Central America herded into ravines as the Jews were in Babi Yar and shot — men, women, little children and infants? How many immigrants of today are herded into showers in their country of origin and have the luxury of Zyklon B gas choking them to death?
The Jews of the Holocaust would have welcomed these homes in Central America and Mexico as an alternative to what happened to them in Europe. Do the immigrants of today have a doctor like Joseph Mengele, working on their children, maiming them, torturing them, all in the name of science? I think not.
Before anyone makes comparisons to the Holocaust, may I suggest picking up a Jewish history book first, so that you know what you are talking about.
Ann Krauss | Havertown