Letter: Neglected death camp survivors

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Sir: One good use that could be made of the money stolen by the Nazis from Jews and sequestered by German Swiss bankers after the war would be to compensate Arabs deprived of their property to make way for Jewish settlement.

Another would be to compensate Germans like Frau Herta Fuchs of Dresden, who lost everything - husband, property and health - as a result of giving shelter to two Jews on the run at the end of the war and whose only wish now is to return to the smallholding from which she was ousted. (She has, incidentally, been decorated for her courage and humanity by Israel but not by Germany, whose good name she has done so much to rescue). Why should the surviving heirs of those killed in the Holocaust be specifically compensated for losses shared by half of Europe?

Professor JOHN A DAVIS

Cambridge

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