What a moving and beautiful story (“The other scarlet letter – H,” July 19). It is striking that Robert Levine shows no hate and bears no grudge – not toward the Germans, the enemy, who caused his leg to be damaged; not toward the Allied bombing that injured him further and killed his buddy right next to him. He thanked the German doctor who treated his leg even though the doctor might have known (because of the H or his last name or a body exam) that Levine was Jewish. He is grateful to the French nurses in the German-run hospital who cared for him in Rennes while under Allied bombing.
He deserves all “medailles” and medals awarded to him.