Thanks for apology |

Thanks for apology

Eileen Kleiman
Vail, CO, Colorado

Matt Zalaznick, thank you for your editorial apologizing for the use of “Jewish descent” in describing the Edwards robbery suspect.

I am looking at your photo and thinking you do not look Jewish.

We are summer residents of Vail, and our daughter is a full-time resident here. We are a Jewish family with green eyes, fair skin and small noses.

My husband and I were aghast at the original description of the thug with a big nose, beady little eyes and swarthy skin. It reminded me of the antisemitic depiction of Fagin in “Oliver Twist.”

We have every reason to be sensitive to discrimination since it has reared its ugly head against our people throughout history. We appreciate your explanation.

Eileen Kleiman

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