A lesson about the Nazis in a food piece


It was a bit surprising — a historical analysis from a food expert (“Wake-Up Call,” Food, June 5) — but very interesting. I am a child survivor and a son of Shoah survivors, and some members of my family boycott all German and Ukrainian products, from cars to radios, but I don’t — I do not, I can not — “blame” present-day German family members for what their Nazi grandparents did. They are entirely different people. You have at least one large factory in Germany named after the “Mengele” family — should we tear it down? No.

In fact, some, like Albert Speer’s daughter, repudiated their parents and set up humanitarian foundations to fight racism and anti-Semitism.


Jack Nusan Porter