Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Idathunkit! Vienna was the source, at the turn of the century, of the virulent strain of anti-Semitism adopted by Hitler, which drove the Freud family into exile and still lingers in Austrian public life. If this is the reason for Lucian Freud's decision not to allow his works to be exhibited in Austria (Pandora, 18 May), it is certainly understandable. Pandora should take care to confine her attention to the truly trivial.