Gertrude Stein nixed from proclamation

The White House removed a reference to Gertrude Stein from its Jewish Heritage Month proclamation.

Stein — along with Aaron Copland, Albert Einstein and Louis Brandeis — were deleted from the proclamation sent out May 2.

The proclamation issued a day earlier had listed the four as Jews who “have brought to bear some of our country’s greatest achievements and forever enriched our national life.”

Stein, a poet, arts critic and literary theorist, was Jewish, but also notoriously flirted with Nazi ideology while living in France in the 1940s.

A White House spokesman, Matt Lehrich, said the original version was sent out in error. — jta