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Letter: Cheap insults

JACKIE MASON (Diary, 21 February) seems to find it amusing to sneer at old, bald, feeble Jews (aged about 85 and over) who, at the end of their lives, are enjoying a few restful years in Florida. Most likely some of them are survivors of the Holocaust or saddened by the loss of friends or relatives in one of the concentration camps. All are vulnerable. Why pick on the Jews? Such racist mockery is distasteful even when it comes from an entertainer like Mason, himself Jewish.

GERDA REDLICH (not Jewish)

Withington, Manchester