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Re: Ukrainian guards worse than Nazis, survivor says
(Dec. 23). This cheap and inappropriate statement, even if purportedly a quotation from a so-called witness at the John Demjanjuk trial in Germany, is not something of which the Winnipeg Free Press
should be proud. As a generalized innuendo, this type of needless headline is a very painful insult to the memory of my honourable Ukrainian parents and in-laws who suffered during, and somehow survived, both Nazi and Soviet terror. It is a gratuitous insult to me personally -- a child survivor of those same historical events. It is also a sad insult to my Canadian children and grandchildren who, by such crass sensationalism, are indirectly tarred with your broad brush.
And why does the Free Press continuously belabour the farcical Demjanjuk trial in Germany? A trial on tenuous, trumped up charges of a person about whom even an Israeli court had to admit that no evidence existed on the basis of which he could be convicted. Could it be that Germany is trying to divert the world's attention from its own dark sins by downloading them onto the shoulders of that old man?
At least seven million Ukrainians were killed in the Second World War. My father has never seen his father because of the German Nazis. And now Ukrainians are worse than the Germans? This article is more than ridiculous. It is as unacceptable as it is discriminative and abusive.
Port Coquitlam, B.C.