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I’ve just put three letters into the system for possible publication next week (we don’t decide until press time which letters will go into each week’s paper) answering a June 12 letter from Harry Weissfisch of Ridgewood. (Readers may recall his words: “I honor the Holocaust by never, ever contributing economically to either Germany or France by making sure I do not purchase any project produced by them.”)

All the letters were from survivors and all agreed that the Germans were and remained despicable (although two had kind words for the French).

I wonder if this is a widely held view among our readers – and beyond. One letter-writer noted, with dismay, the presence of German-made cars in her synagogue parking lot, and of course many Jews – even in Israel – do buy German cars, so that’s a sign of a difference of opinion. I wonder, also, if there is a generational difference behind differing views.

What do you think? Would you buy products made in Germany? Do you believe, with Mr. Weissfisch, that “Germans will always be Germans”?

RKB

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