Letter: Forgotten victims

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The Independent Online
Sir: The coverage of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz has been powerful and moving, but it has largely overlooked the slaughter of disabled people by the Nazis in the death camps. It is estimated that 200,000 disabled people were killed for no other reason than because they were different. Disabled people such as myself were regarded by the Nazis as "useless eaters". The commemorations should offer a timely reminder of the absolute necessity to continue to strive towards tolerance and equality in our society.


Head of External Policy, Leonard Cheshire, London SW1