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The Jews & the Poles

January 03, 1988

No longer are the Poles Zubin Mehta's Nazi sympathizers ("Zubin Mehta--Making Time for Making Music," by John Henken, Nov. 29), now they are Leo Bach's anti-Semites.

Printing Bach's letter was as unfair and biased to the Poles as it would have been to print a letter written by a Pole blaming the Jews for their pre-war exploitation of the Poles, their communist sympathies and the Katyn Forest massacre of Lavrenti Beria.

There are many reasons why these two proud peoples are in conflict. Two good sources on this subject are "Forgotten Holocaust--The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944," by Richard C. Lukas, and the September, 1986, issue of National Geographic magazine.

ROBERT M. VAN de WALLE

Granada Hills

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