Documentary reinforces love of US, disdain for socialism

Documentary reinforces love of US, disdain for socialism

My husband and I watched “War & Remembrance” recently. For those of you who do not know what this is, it’s a series that was made and shown, I believe, in the early 1990s.

We love documentaries about World War II. My husband was 10 years old during that time and I was a baby. Our knowledge of the war was varied. All I can say is that we were blessed to be living in the United States during that time.

My thoughts and feelings ran in so many different directions during those evenings of watching. The Holocaust was real for those of you who have doubts. It was an unspeakable tragedy. My question has always been, “Why were the Jews so reviled by so many?” I see them as a brilliant, smart, talented group of people who have contributed much to our world. And lest we forget, our Lord was Jewish.

How could the Germans be so cruel? How could any race of people ever forget that God made us all, equally and free? Oh, over the years we have had bad people do bad things to others, but to have a country destroy so many of one race is almost too much to take in.

My purpose in writing this letter is to ask the question, “Why would anyone want to change our wonderful country for a more socialist society?” This documentary needs to be shown every few years lest we forget. So many lost their lives during that time. Why did this happen? The reason that comes to mind is hatred.

Margaret Henning, Boardman