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Don’t forget 1939

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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

1939 is a year that has much significance in the annals of history.

It was the year that the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge was opened and the year the World’s Fair opened at Flushing Meadows Park, as well as the year that among the many motion pictures released were two of the world’s best loved classics: “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”

1939 was also the year that an innocent country was wantonly and viciously attacked by its neighbor. The country that was attacked was Poland, and the country that attacked it was Nazi Germany, on Sept. 1, 1939. That unprovoked attack marked the beginning of the world’s most devastating conflict, World War II. The world must never allow such a conflict to ever erupt again. If it were to happen, nobody would be the winner. Humanity would be the loser, forever.

John Amato
Fresh Meadows

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