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Foreigners in Germany

Regarding the editorial "Weimar Redux?," Dec. 2: The violence against foreigners and refugees is very regretable. The editorial acknowledges that Germany is very generous toward incoming people, and that the country has absorbed a much larger number of refugees than the rest of Europe put together.

I object to the statement that "there is missing from the German political leadership an understanding that Germany can't be just for the Germans anymore." This statement is unusual when I compare it with the United States: all of the stories about workers sent back to Mexico, or the number of Haitians returned to their homeland. R. Leidenfrost, Langley, British Columbia

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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