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Saturday Letters : The Value Of 'Sobibor'

April 18, 1987

I was shocked and hurt by Howard Rosenberg's cynical, ho-hum attitude about works on the Holocaust in his review of "Escape From Sobibor" (Television Times, April 12).

CBS was providing us with more of a public service than a "commercial" event. We must never become blase about the Holocaust, both out of respect for its millions of victims and to avoid such tragedies in the future. We must be honest with our children and teach them about how man's dark side, if left unchecked, can lead to the horrors of Nazism.

All works of art, of course, even those dealing with the Holocaust, must be judged on their merits. "Escape From Sobibor" was, by and large, well done. Although painful to watch, it was also inspiring in its depiction of humankind's will to resist oppression and was especially appropriate to present a few days before Passover, which celebrates the Jews' escape from Egypt long ago.

NED MOORE

Sherman Oaks

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