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Jews not memorialized

The personal and warm story by Sherry Paszamant Freedman of her travels in Eastern Europe (“‘America is my home,’” Jan. 5), includes the stirring photo of the bronze shoe memorial on the shore of the Danube River in Budapest. 

In 1944 Adolph Eichmann, with the aid of the Iron Cross, a militant Hungarian political faction, took care of “the Jewish problem” by lining up unknown numbers of Jews (three-deep, according to Freedman) and shooting them into the river.

The plaque that commemorates the murders states: “To the memory of victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen 1944-45”. It does not state that it was Jews who were murdered. A slight omission.

Eleanor Rubin 
Tinton Falls 

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