World War I

Thank you for the concise and moving description of World War I and the misfortune that it brought to the Jews of Eastern Europe, both from the Allied and Axis side. The article was an eye-opener, as I was not acquainted with the story of Jewry of that time, confirming the sad fact that when the last participant in an event dies, the event becomes for the most part ancient and forgotten history.

The forgetting of the catastrophe of World War I to European Jewry only reinforces the need for the building of museums to the Holocaust and the recording of the history of those who survived the tragedy. Hopefully the victims of Shoah will never be forgotten.

Very truly yours,

Nelson Marans, New York, N.Y.