Reader feedback: Let us study

Re: War graves looted in eastern Slovakia, By Martina Pisárová, Vol 8, No 43, Nov 11 to 17

I am an American historian of Slovak descent. Last month I visited Svidník. I was already aware of the theft of tank metal for scrap, but not of the looting of graves. This, no doubt, accounts for the atmosphere I encountered. When it came closing time at the Military Museum, the staff seemed anxious to get the visitors out of there. A khaki-clad soldier viewed me with suspicion as I took pictures in the military park. I wholeheartedly agree with the Association of Anti-Fascist fighters that these vultures should be taken up by the beak. I hope, however, that suspicion will not fall upon legitimate historians who are sharing Slovakia's wartime experience with the Western world and America.

Vladimir Baumgarten

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