Don’t overlook the Jewish sacrifice in war
Published 06/07/2010 | 15:43
Whether intentionally or not, Kevin Myers casts a horrendous slur against the Jewish contribution to the Allied war effort during the Second World War (Belfast Telegraph, July 2).
No amount of half-baked research can hide the fact that over 70,000 British Jews served in the UK's Armed Forces during the war and 3,000 of these “non-martial people” were killed in action.
The extent of the Jewish community's sacrifice is recognised each year at a special ceremony at the Cenotaph in London. This is held a week after the Christian Remembrance Service.
I cordially invite Mr Myers to attend next year's march past the Cenotaph by Jewish veterans and war heroes.
Let him discuss with them |his theory that Hitler was a friend of the British empire, that he had no desire to invade England and that it was only “stubborn stupidity” on their part that caused them to resist.
Belfast representative, |Board of Deputies of British Jews.