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The article “Effort to Remember Holocaust Blossoms in Squirrel Hill” (Oct. 30, post-gazette.com) was a nice piece to highlight a neighborhood project to memorialize those lost in the Holocaust. However, the article misstated some facts about the Holocaust that I felt needed to be corrected.

While it correctly stated that 6 million Jews were killed, the article incorrectly said that “The Nazis also killed hundreds of thousands of others.” All told, the Holocaust took 11 million lives, 5 million non-Jews. Poland alone lost 6 million lives, 3 million Jews, 3 million Christians, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

I don’t believe that we should diminish the horror of the Holocaust by forgetting the millions, not hundreds of thousands, of non-Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazi regime.

Squirrel Hill

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