On Nazis’ sexual abuse of boys

To the Editor:

Re the item "Jane Fonda to host Holocaust event on sexual violence": My mom, Elza Breuer, a Holocaust survivor, always spoke about the time she saw a block full of "round-faced pretty boys" at Auschwitz when she was shipped there from Hungary in July 1944. Later she was transferred to Ravensbruck. The Nazis were known to have plenty of gay officers, and the sexual violence against young boys is even more taboo than the known abuse of young women.

Tibor Breuer

Olympia, Wash.

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