20 JANUARY 1961, Page 13

SIR,—If Ludovic Kennedy equates hatred of the Jews with hatred

of the Germans something must have gone wrong with his sense of proportion. The people who hate the Germans (regrettably but understand- ably) do so because of Treblinka, Dachau, Belsen, Irma Greise and Kramer and the rest of the horrors —those who hate the Jews do so for nothing like such cogent and explicable reasons. One cannot ex- cuse hatred, but most certainly one can easily explain the hatred of Germans. Isabel Quigly does well to expose the tendency to glamorise and romanticise the people or the period.—Yours faithfully,

Malta, GC