Holocaust Horror Revisited

''Six million died?'' this simple question was asked by the woman sitting behind me at a screening of Schindler's List ((Holocaust, Dec. 13)). In these words lies the reason Steven Spielberg's brilliant film is so very important. Americans are ignorant about the Holocaust, and ignorance leads to denial. I hope Spielberg's film will enable them to view the horrors of the Holocaust almost as if they were experiencing them firsthand. Spielberg is a genius who has made history. Now he is helping preserve it.

Seth Zachary Nagel Athens, Ohio

Unfortunately, according to a survey by this organization, nearly 40% of American...

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