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Letter to the Editor: The Times’ Mischaracterization of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dear Editor

Newspapers have the opportunity to shape and influence their readership’s views, opinions and attitudes. That opportunity carries a burden to be responsible guardians of liberty, civic and human rights.

We were shocked and disappointed to see the mischaracterization of the Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) as a “wacky holiday” on the front page of The Times’ 4/28/22 edition.

In this instance, The Times has severely mismanaged that responsibility by devaluing a sacred annual commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and the Jewish resistance and acts of heroism performed.

We commend The Times for publicly apologizing to both the Jewish community and your readership and taking immediate steps to change the editorial review process to ensure a mistake of this magnitude does not happen again.

Sincerely,

Dana Randall
Noblesville Diversity Coalition Advisory Board