Letters to the Editor

Different refugees

The Voyage of the Damned, in which more than 900 Jews were turned back to Europe in 1939, and the desire to stop Syrian immigration are not comparable.

The European Jews were escaping Hitler; there was no suspicion that any of them were terrorists or spies. On the other hand, we have good reason to believe some of the people claiming to be Syrian refugees could be terrorists. There are those who say the women and children are not dangerous. As a woman, I can state that we can be every bit as harsh and vindictive as men. As for the children, today’s terrorists were children less than 20 years ago.

Susan Kalinsky, Pinecrest