NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

October 11, 2013

Use of Gestapo was inappropriate

To the editor:

With all due respect to Pat Vaillancourt, who was disrespected and harassed on her trip to Yellowstone, and with the greatest admiration to her father for his survival at the hands of the Japanese, I am disturbed by the title of your article. The seniors on this trip were not asked for identity papers, arrested, held against their will, beaten, tattooed, deported or killed. As the child of German Holocaust survivors and the granddaughter of a Holocaust victim, I am not sure the use of the word Gestapo was appropriate.

Monica Friedlein Nelson

Newburyport

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