I read with great interest Len Rudner's Dec. 21, 2001 letter to the editor, Oberlander Treated Fairly, with his explanations on persecution and prosecution. In a few words, Rudner clarified where our judicial system should and will stand.
I am not a Jew, but I lived in Germany in the 1970s, and I saw the clearest example of what actually took place in one prison camp, called the Champ de Feu in the Alsace region of the French Alps.
The French tour guide, taking us through that German prison camp, could not contain himself and finished the tour barely able to speak and with tears streaming down his cheeks. Talk of persecution. Was there prosecution? Not.
Rudner's explanation was right to the point. It is time for Citizen and Immigration Canada to stop dragging its feet and get on with the job of deporting Helmut Oberlander without further delay. I hope that this will be a lesson to future immigrants to our country. Omission of information is just as good as lying.