Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] class action suit
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 18:25:47 -0500

At 11:30 AM 9/1/98 -0700, you wrote:

>Not to be annoying, bow can you be certain? There are a lot of little parts
>that go into a camera and its box, and how can you be sure that, for
>example, there weren't manuals being printed or boxes being packed or

That's a very good point. I photographed a Jewish fellow (and Emmy-winning
producer for the National Geographic piece on the Titanic) who lives here
in town who was in on the liberation of one of the bigger camps at the end
of the war, and was actually put in charge of taking care of the people. He
told a very moving story about how people came out from the nearby town and
said "We didn't know that happened. This is terrible. We just didn't know."
And his reply was, "You were silent when the Jews were hauled away, and you
didn't want to know. There is no excuse for not standing up to this."

So not being involved in direct use of slave labor might not be all that
counts, so who knows? We shall see. 
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Common sense is that layer of prejudices laid down in the mind prior to the
age of eighteen.

Albert Einstein