Letter: Not so nice for some

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Sir: Nice as it is to learn of the Hirsch family's agreeable experiences in this country (letter, 16 March), I have to say that when my bilingual 13-year-old (English first name, German surname, accent-free) moved to this country from Bavaria, his first term was made wretched by a small number of fellow pupils giving the Nazi salute and shouting 'Sieg Heil'. This, at a Quaker school and half a century after the war.

And otherwise sophisticated people here commonly quiz me on the experience of living and working in the sophisticated city of Munich, as if I were an explorer rescued from peculiarly dangerous and barbaric territory.

Yours faithfully,