Letters to the Editor

Treaty error

January 25, 2010


To the editor:

I always enjoy reading “Today in History,” but sometimes there are errors in the best of sources. In the Journal-World of Jan. 18 (p. 2A), the author states that on this day in 1919 “the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace treaties after World War I, opened in Versailles, France.”

In fact, the Paris Peace Conference was held in Paris. The statesmen of the major powers worked out the peace treaty with Germany, which was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, so it is called the Treaty of Versailles, or the Versailles Peace Treaty.


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