Unnecessary comparison

Unnecessary comparison

Shame on Mark Hetfield, new president and CEO of HIAS (“NJ native leads HIAS into ‘Leviticus’ era” Feb. 14), for stating that, “The atrocities in the Republic of Congo that we see in our Uganda and Kenya offices — these people’s experiences are so horrible they make the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis look not that creative. We’re talking about using rape as a political weapon, torture, mutilation — that are all parts of people’s everyday lives.”

Is it really necessary to convey the suffering of the people HIAS is trying to help by downgrading what happened to six million Jews during the Holocaust?

Evelyn Shaw
Scotch Plains

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