Miriam Moskowitz called courageous
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Miriam Moskowitz called courageous

I am 93 years old, obviously a survivor of the McCarthy era, and I want to commend you for your story on Miriam Moskowitz (“Out of the McCarthy maelstrom,” Aug. 24). The Jews-only Brothman-Moskowitz trial and the Jews-only Rosenberg-Sobell trial – both related to espionage – were spectacles suitable for the capital in which the Holocaust was designed rather than New York City. Miriam Moskowitz had the courage to refuse to collaborate with the anti-Semitism that had corrupted the Department of Justice. To their credit, many of our Jewish newspapers expressed concern at these “ethnic” trials. To their shame, most of the leaders of Jewish organizations defended the government and denounced the victims. Their position encouraged additional anti-Semitic outrages in the courtroom, as can be seen in the Pollard case. Our leaders should have emulated Miriam Moskowitz instead of falling to their knees.

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