I have to respectfully disagree with Dr. Medoff in “Is China trying to co-opt the Holocaust?” (May 16). I am one of the German Jewish refugees who was in Shanghai at that time. I fully agree that the Japanese allowed us in and were on the whole fairly good to us. But let us remember we were in China, which was occupied by Japan. The Japanese ruled over the Chinese people with an iron fist. I lived with Chinese people in the restricted area who suffered a great deal. Therefore, if the Chinese government wants to take credit, I give them permission as they have a right to.