Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein
On the The ‘Nazi’ Social Security Benefits Termination Act
Published: 2014-12-22

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Committee for Open Debate On the Holocaust

Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841

14 November 2014

Dear Senator:

I am writing to ask you to oppose the so-called "The ‘Nazi’ Social Security Benefits Termination Act," the bill that strips Social Security benefits from people who served in the German Services during World War II. The proposed legislation smacks of being a bill of attainder. The overwhelming number of the old men affected by this bill has not been shown to have committed any crime other than incorrectly filing out their immigration documents years ago. Almost all these men were teenagers inducted into military service. It is entirely inaccurate to classify them as “Nazis.” The bill will also punish their wives for no reason that I can understand.

Almost uniformly, the victims of this legislation have paid into Social Security for decades. I would hope that Congress would have more respect for the contractual aspects of Social Security payments than to change the rules after the years of receiving payments. The eagerness of Congress to bash a group of an elderly class of pariahs is disconcerting. Thank you for considering this e-mail

Andrew Allen
(Street address removed by CODOH)
Contact: 209 682 5327


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Title: Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, On the The ‘Nazi’ Social Security Benefits Termination Act
Sources: Smith's Report, no. 211, December 2014, p. 7
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Published: 2014-12-22
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