I read with interest the article by Cindy Loose about Dr. Laszlo Tauber -- Holocaust survivor, physician, businessman and philanthropist ["Giving With a Point," front page, June 2]. I believe the article captures much of this remarkable man.

When the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was established, I made a modest 10-year pledge toward the building of the museum. This was mentioned in The Post at that time because I was a high school teacher, not wealthy and not a Jew. Dr. Tauber notified me shortly thereafter that he had decided to establish a scholarship in my name at Gaithersburg High School, where I teach chemistry. As a result of Dr. Tauber's thoughtfulness and generosity, the top 10 academic students of every senior class each receive a $1,000 scholarship. As a condition of accepting these scholarships, the students are expected to visit and experience the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

For some time Dr. Tauber has been planting such seeds in many places, helping many people in the process and leaving a legacy to be remembered for a long time -- all quietly, with little or no publicity.

Former Holocaust Museum director Walter Reich was correct in saying that Dr. Tauber is worthy of a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Although his personal, private feelings of satisfaction are probably sufficient for him, Dr. Tauber deserves greater recognition. I hope President Clinton will so honor him on behalf of all of us.


Laytonsville, Md.