The Post’s Philip Kennicott [“Which ‘Ike’ to like?,” Style, March 21] and the editorial page [“The memorial to Ike,” April 9] have accused me of comparing Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to images from the Communist and Nazi eras. As the editorial put it, I invoked “unfortunate images of Communist-era decorations and the fences of Nazi death camps to denounce Mr. Gehry’s work.” But my testimony makes it clear that these imagery concerns were the substance of many calls and e-mails our family has received.

I testified that I was convinced that this was unintentional on the part of the Gehry design team. And we, as a family, did not think to interpret them that way. My remarks were meant only to reiterate our conviction that the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial will be America’s memorial. As such, it must be sensitive to public opinion, especially from communities that were most affected by the fight against tyranny, which my grandfather led during World War II and the Cold War.

Susan Eisenhower, Washington

The writer, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is chairman of the Eisenhower Institute’s leadership and public policy programs.