We were glad to read Richard Cohen’s June 8 op-ed column, “What Helen Thomas missed,” setting the record straight on why Jews could not “go home” to Poland and elsewhere in Central Europe after World War II.We were shocked, however, to see Cohen qualify the violence against the Jews in Poland at that time as “a mini-Holocaust.” The Holocaust was a one-time-only, stand-alone event; it does not come in different sizes. It ended on V-E Day in 1945, with the end of the Nazi regime, which had made genocide against the Jews one of its main objectives. To suggest otherwise, to refer to killings of Jews by Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians or Arabs after that date and outside the Nazi framework as a Holocaust, mini or not, unavoidably legitimizes the use of the term to refer to other mass killings.