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We need information about care for children at border: Letter to the Editor

Posted 12/4/19

I was 16 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. And I remember the events leading up to it.

Even though I was only a teenager, I heard talk of Adolf Hitler persecuting the Jews, …

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We need information about care for children at border: Letter to the Editor

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I was 16 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. And I remember the events leading up to it.

Even though I was only a teenager, I heard talk of Adolf Hitler persecuting the Jews, although I didn’t know how badly.

People would say Jews were God’s chosen people and he would take care of them, so I would say the attitude was about the same now when people talk about children being separated from their parents at the border.

I wonder how many people know that it is a multi-million-dollar business. The more children they can apprehend, the better it is for business. I cannot believe that our country would allow this.

For most people, the Holocaust happened many years ago. Unless you are as old as I am, or had a family or friends who were killed or survived imprisonment, it does not have as much relevance.

Some people think it never happened.

My husband, Sgt. Vernon E. Tritch Jr., was part of the 69th Division, which met the Russians at the Elbe River when World War II was over. Even he did not know about the concentration camps until then. It was a well-kept secret, and the German people who walked by the camps said they didn’t know.

My husband said the German people went to church when he was there. It’s hard to believe that Christians would allow the Holocaust. And I cannot believe that our country would allow children to be taken from their parents.

We need to be informed what is happening to these children. My feeling is if you don’t want the immigrants, find a humane way to handle it.

Mary R. Tritch

Londonderry Township