Archive for Friday, September 14, 2001

Condolences abroad

September 14, 2001


To the editor:

Tuesday's tragedy has touched people the world over. We would like to share two of the expressions of condolence that we have received from friends abroad who have spent special ties to Lawrence. (The translations are ours.)

From Helmut Scheewe, president of Friends of Lawrence, in our sister city, Eutin:

"We have heard the horrifying news and seen the devastating pictures of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. We would like to express our sympathy and our sorrow for the victims for all the innocent people who were unable to escape from the inferno. I personally perceive the attacks not only as an assault on your home country, but as an attack on all people and countries that are united by the ideal of democracy and a world view of tolerance. We feel a solidarity with you and with your country. Our thoughts are with you."

From the family of Lawrence High School exchange students (1986-87) Brigitte, (1988-89) Martin, and (1990-91) Konstanze Auernheimer of Badenheim, Germany:

"The attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. are incomprehensible and terrible. Nothing will ever be the same as it was, for mistrust and uncertainty have engulfed everyone, everywhere. We are thinking of you, and we hope that the right means will be found to punish the guilty but still maintain peace."

We would like to add our own expression of sympathy for the families, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and acquaintances of the victims.

Frank and Betty Baron,


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