August 4, 2013

The foreign ministers of Bosnia and Turkey grossly exaggerated by claiming that “After three years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the death toll was more than 300,000” [“With Syria, ‘Never again’ is ignored,” op-ed, Aug. 2].

It is well documented — by the Bosnians themselves — that the death toll was under 100,000, including both fighters and civilians. Sarajevo’s Research and Documentation Center has published the name, date, location and photo of virtually every victim, and its work has not been disputed after more than five years.

I understand the incentive for a Bosnian government official to exaggerate: to prolong guilt-driven international aid. But The Post should not abet such propaganda.

Alan J. Kuperman, Austin, Tex.