Klaus Barbie's trial ((WORLD, May 25)) is an affront to the memories of the millions who perished at the hands of the Nazis. His contemptuous refusal to face the people he tortured makes a mockery of the dignified treatment and justice now being given him. After all, how many of the Nazis' victims were tried as humanely as Barbie?
I do not agree with the comment made by former French Health Minister Simone Veil ((May 18)) that equating Barbie's crimes against the French underground with his other crimes "is the banalization of everything that happened." An atrocity...