LETTER: Those who wish to rewrite history start by banning books

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TWENTY-FIVE years after Mr Tatchell, as a young man, first read Shirer's history I did likewise. It, likewise, left a deep impression in my mind and also left me in no doubt that the Nazi regime was an indiscriminate persecutor and killer. Naturally research into the Third Reich didn't stop with Shirer's work. Investigators have since documented hundreds of atrocities committed during the war that find no mention in Shirer's work. This does not expose Shirer as a revisionist, but increases our knowledge of events and further illustrates to everyone that Nazi evil knows no depths.

Mr Tatchell's valid desire for plenitude as he wants it would surely mean the withdrawal for "amendment" of numerous other worthy writings on this period, not to mention films and radio broadcasts. As I see it, the persecution of homosexuals under Nazism is a subject that deserves documentation in its own right and any such documentation should stand with the many other related works alongside Shirer's history, which has done, and should continue to do, so much to awaken successive generations to the horror of the Third Reich.

Alastair Moody

Carshalton, Surrey