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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

You and Chronicle Contributor Ron Marzlock owe the people of Ridgewood a serious apology. Mr. Marlock’s closing line in his treatise in the Feb. 28 issue of the Chronicle, “Nazis in Ridgewood rallied for Hitler,” smears the hardworking immigrant legacy of Ridgewood when he states: “How many of the new immigrants of Ridgewood today know of its Nazi history?”

This is an insulting, race-baiting denigration of the hardworking people of Ridgewood during the Depression and World War II. Most of those people were loyal Americans and even despised the Nazi movement. Would one be politically correct to accuse our newer immigrants from Eastern Europe of having a “Communist history” or those from the Middle East of being sympathetic to the Taliban? I think not, and an apology is necessary.

Vincent Arcuri Jr.

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