1919 signed letter contains Hitler's first known stance on Jewish 'removal'
June 7th, 2011
06:35 PM ET

1919 signed letter contains Hitler's first known stance on Jewish 'removal'

By Dana Garrett, CNN

New York (CNN) - A signed letter by Adolf Hitler, which contains what is believed to be the earliest written expression of his views on Jews and anti-Semitism, was unveiled at a press conference in New York on Tuesday by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Rabbi Marvin Hier said the letter, written in 1919, is "one of the most important documents in the entire history of the Third Reich."

Wearing white gloves to protect the fragile, yellowing document, Hier, founder and dean of the Wiesenthal Center, pointed out what he considered to be the most significant phrase in the four-page, typed letter - the words "Entfernung der Juden," German for "removal of Jews" - which Hitler wrote must be the government's "final goal."

"In 1919 he wrote this. Twenty-two years later he implemented it as Chancellor of the Third Reich," Hier said. "He removed the Jews altogether."

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization, purchased the letter from a private dealer for $150,000 and will put it on permanent display in July at the center's Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

Hitler was a 30-year-old veteran of World War I when he wrote the letter on September 16, 1919. At the time, he was working for the propaganda unit of the German army, Hier said. It was Hitler's supervisor, Capt. Karl Mayr, who assigned him the task of articulating the army's position on the Jews for Adolf Gemlich, who was an army spy. (At about the time he wrote the letter, he also attended a meeting of the German Workers' Party to find out more about them, at Mayr's request. Later, it would be the National Socialist Workers' Party, and Hitler would be its chairman.)

The letter, which was written on a German army typewriter, is addressed to Gemlich. It was authenticated in 1988, according to the Wiesenthal Center.

In the letter's English translation provided by the Wiesenthal Center, Hitler identifies Judaism as a race, not a religion, that has been preserved "through a thousands years of inbreeding" and is only concerned with "the pursuit of money and power."

"The result of which is that a non-German race lives among us with its feelings, thoughts and aspirations, while having all the same rights as we do," Hitler wrote.

He warned against anti-Semitism "born of purely emotional ground," which he wrote would only lead to pogroms - referencing the organized mob attacks that targeted Jews in Russia and, later, Germany. Hitler's letter makes clear he had a larger objective in mind. "The final goal must be the removal of Jews," he wrote. "To accomplish these goals, only a government of national power is capable and never a government of national weakness."

Hier said the letter was found in 1945 in the Nazi Archives near Nuremberg by an American soldier, William F. Ziegler, and sold to an historical documents dealer.

It has remained in private hands since then. Hier said a dealer offered him the letter in 1988, but then sold it to another collector before the Wiesenthal Center could verify its authenticity.

When it was offered a second time, Hier said there was no hesitation.

"We knew immediately that the Gemlich letter is absolutely historic. There is nothing like it in the world," he said.

Hier said an unsigned "office copy" of the letter exists in Munich, which scholars have known about, but that the copy now in the hands of the Wiesenthal Center is the only signed copy. It has never been publicly displayed.

Hier said the letter is significant in large part is because there is no known signed order by Hitler for the extermination of the Jews. Instead, it was the No.2 man in the Reich, Hermann Goering, who gave the order in July 1941 to Reinhard Heydrich, the head of the Nazis' security apparatus, to carry out "the final solution of the Jewish question."

"This is the first document and only document of its kind that deals with the Jews exclusively and postulates the solution," Hier said of the Hitler letter.

Whether Hitler had in mind concentration camps and mass extermination at the time is not a question that can be answered by this document, Hier said. "But I can tell you that Hitler in 1919 said we don't want any Jews in the country that I live, and I don't want them removed by corner pogroms. I need them removed by a legal system where the government legally removes them," Hier said. "That is unprecedented." he added.

Hier said he hopes the letter, which will be part of an interactive display in Los Angeles, will be used to teach students young and old about demagogues and the consequences of taking them lightly.

He said if people had taken bets in 1919," they all would have bet this is a lot of nonsense, nothing would happen like this. And 22 years later, it happened exactly as he wrote it.," he said.

- CNN Belief Blog

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soundoff (931 Responses)
  1. James Black


    June 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
    • Name


      June 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
    • Name

      I think there are very few similarities between butterflies and the holocaust.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
    • no name

      Name, I couldn't disagree with you more on this one. James Black is clearly pointing out the beauty Hitler saw in a Jew free Germany and that is symbolized by the butterfly. And then the music is peaceful and soothing as Hitler envisioned the world being if the Jews were gone. See if you just looked deep enough you could have seen the HORRIFIC TRUE MEANING of this video.

      June 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
    • hi

      its very connected. Butterflies are free and beautiful, something non-existent in the ghettos and concentration camps. In the children's barracks in a specific concentration camp (i forget which) there are butterflied scratched into the walls with fingernails and rocks. Also other people mention them how there are no butterflies in the ghetto. Quite sad

      June 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  2. bobrock

    It's not the race that's always been a problem, it's the religion.

    Hitler himself has Jewish background, but considered himself a Christian, doing God's work. No religion, no grouping of "us against them".

    June 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • v.I.

      Führer was never a Christian and disliked Christianity which he considered a brunch of Judaism.
      Nazis embraced a brew of occultism and Germanic legends and folklore.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      Bobrock you are a 'religion bore,' change the record. Hitler was not a Christian. He was an occultist. The Muppet thought the 'dark powers' could make him super human. The god he was talking about in Mein Kamf was Satan. It was Nothing to do with God.or religion per se. However I must mention that some of the most outstanding acts of bravery in the camps were done by people who DID have religion. Look at my response to David – I can't be bothered re-writing it for you. You will see that Hitler had quite a different agenda .

      June 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
    • Phil

      Sorry V.I but Hitler was raised a Catholic. He never abandoned his Catholicism and he frequently used it as inspiration for his oratory.

      June 8, 2011 at 2:25 am |
  3. D Russell

    I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work.
    – Adolf Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936

    Anyone who dares to lay hands on the highest image of the Lord commits sacrilege against the benevolent creator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise.
    – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf Vol. 2 Chapter 1

    I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.
    – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 2

    Even today I am not ashamed to say that, overpowered by stormy enthusiasm, I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven from an overflowing heart for granting me the good fortune of being permitted to live at this time.
    – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 5

    The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God's will, and actually fulfill God's will, and not let God's word be desecrated. For God's will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord's creation, the divine will.
    – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf Vol. 2 Chapter 10

    We don't ask the Almighty, 'Lord, make us free!" We want to be active, to work, to work together, so that when the hour comes that we appear before the Lord we can say to him: 'Lord, you see that we have changed.' The German people is no longer a people of dishonor and shame, of self-destructiveness and cowardice. No, Lord, the German people is once more strong in spirit, strong in determination, strong in the willingness to bear every sacrifice. Lord, now bless our battle and our freedom, and therefore our German people and fatherland.
    – Adolf Hitler, Prayer, May 1, 1933

    To do justice to God and our own conscience, we have turned once more to the German Volk.
    – Adolf Hitler in speech about the need for a moral regeneration of German, February 10, 1933

    Wow, that evil guy sure sounds like an athiest to me lol. Unless you actually STUDY history that is...just sayin....

    June 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
    • bobrock

      Good job! The world would be a much better place without religion!

      June 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
    • Jeus Is Lord

      Clearly, Hitler was not a Christian. Your implication that he was is sad. It's also sad that you yourself don't know the Lord. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to the Father in Heaven. ALL other paths lead to hell.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
    • Ian

      "Jeus" is lord. That's fantastic. Good job, moron.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Bobrock There you go again! Why don't you just try to string a sentence together with a few facts thrown in ?

      June 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
    • Ben

      Lovely words, thanks for posting..............

      June 8, 2011 at 7:26 am |
  4. timd

    Hitler was ghey.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  5. Bill

    They paid $150,000 for the letter,I really hope it is authentic.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
  6. jo an

    I support the Jews exposing Hitler for what he was....EVIL. Now I hope they turn the microscope inward and ask what there is about Israel that would do to Palestine what they did and are doing. Evil is never one sided.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Johnny

      What is happening in Israel now is mostly a Zionism political issue, the Likud party. Most Jews are not Zionist and do not support Israel apartheid policies.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
    • Jeus Is Lord

      Hi Jo An, if you are a Christian then you should be a student of the Bible. If you are, then you know that the Jews are still God's chosen people and that Israel is their promised land. You also understand that salvation came to the Gentiles through the Jews. God said He would bless those who bless Israel (the people) and curse those who curse them. So, be careful what you think/say about God's chosen people. As for Palestine, they don't want peace – and they don't want a Jewish nation to exist ANYWHERE. CNN does not report what is really going on in Israel. Try GodsLearningChannel.com if you want to get accurate information. Peace.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
    • dbest1

      Evil CAN BE, & often IS, one sided ! Quit being so pompous !

      June 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
    • mjg

      jesus is lord The bible does indeed say not to curse the chosen people but it does not say we are to be their slave,support their view that Jesus is not the messiah, God does not say that we are to bless them He will or show them honor, protect them. By the way their "chosen land" was to be one of a spiritual nature – do the Jews not believe they are to rule the entire world. In most countries today you can not even say that Jesus was killed by the Jews. We must remember the USA was a nation set aside to have religious freedom not judgement and control. Jesus, the Bible, nor God ever said go convert and control the people- but love, live by the spirit, and minister to one another. Just because you receive a blessing doesn't mean you can't use that blessing for evil.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      Jo an – I'm not patronising you; I think you are sincere. But if you study the recent history with an open mind you will understand why BOTH sides act as they do. Read Hammas' Charter and listen to Iran's president's speeches. The best Arab ever for this situation was President Sadat. Just as peace plans were going well he was assassinated publicly in his own country. Golda Meir was great too. She said to the Arabs; "We can forgive you for killing our sons. We will never forgive you for making us kill yours".

      June 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  7. sanjosemike

    Muslims are taking over where Hitler left....


    June 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Houston

      Throughout this article, just cut & paste Palestinian for Jew.
      And Ultra-Nationalist for Hitler.
      It resonates perfectly, for they are the miscreant offspring.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Houston, you can't come out to play with the big boys till you know your history facts! Go away.

      June 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
    • Audrey Meridienne

      Not true. Arabs are doing bad things here and there, harming others, but really they are getting way more harmed in return. The rest of the Muslims, the non-Arab ones, are peaceful and just living their lives. Keep in mind that there are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, only 300 million of them are Arabs, and an estimated 10 thousand of them are terrorists. Trying to take it out of context is not good, it just causes hatred against people who don't deserve it at all and makes everybody's lives miserable.

      June 8, 2011 at 3:38 am |
  8. pipa

    Everyone talks about how horrible hitler was , the true is that no one cared about the jewish people, no one care to helped because the world was and is full of racist that think that they are better than others. Do some research and you will see how ships full of jewish people scaping from hitlers government where turn away from US coast and from Cuba back to Germany , many of the people later died in concentration camps. Remember that here in the states jewish people were being discriminated too and not mention something called "segregation" that was taking place in " the land of free"

    June 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • CalgarySandy

      That is the short list of who turned the Jews away, sending them back to Germany to be killed. I believe the decision to create Israel out of the Palestinian homeland (for over 2000 years) was out of guilt for refusing to take them in. No one wanted them so they created a homeland out of the mythological Land of the Chosen People. We didn't care about the Palestinians either and still don't. The concentration camps that a couple of generations of Palestinians live in are much nicer than the ones the Nazi's had. You can live and raise your children and grandchildren in the concentration camps unlike the Nazi one's where you were worked to death and starved. So much better. Hitler was Austrian and probably part Jewish. Anti-semitism goes all the way back to the first self-named Jews. It rarely includes Arabs and other Semites though. I think the bigotry of telling everyone that the Jews are Gods Chosen People and you aren't has something to do with it.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  9. innersixx

    More proof that The Armenian genocide influenced the holocaust...

    June 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • Marek Boudain

      Nah, there was never a genocide against Armenians, it's bogus as a three dollar bill. If the Armenians starting a war against Turks and losing the war they started inspired Germans, so be it. But winning sides of wars are not genocide committers and losing sides of wars are not genocide victims. Take your lies and propaganda elsewhere.

      June 8, 2011 at 3:42 am |
  10. Chairman of the Ethics Committee

    Just in time for the Wiener hearings. Hey, can I schnorr a ride to the Capital?

    June 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm |

    Only an Atheist/Satanist would be evil and stupid enough to go after Gods choosen people.
    And by the way, The Nation of Israel is still here.

    But the Third Reich is gone.

    June 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
    • Yoann

      Won't be for long, unless the Jews kill all the

      June 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
    • Yoann

      Won't be long, unless the Jews kill all the Palestinians in like 20 to 30 years they will out breed the Jews

      June 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
    • theEvilChristian

      Of course all atheists are evil. Here is a thought, we are all born without a belief in god making us atheists at birth. Therefore, we were all born evil. Lulz

      June 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • Rabbi Green

      Sorry to burst your bubble but Hitler was a Christian, repeatedly states that god was with them(its even on the nazi's belt buckles), tons of pictures of him at various services at many of the churches in Germany. He also tried to prove that the "aryan" bloodlines started with Jesus Christ...

      June 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • D Russell

      Hitler WAS NOT an athiest. He was a very religious man. Only someone who has not read a shred of what the (evil) man wrote could make such an ignorant statement. 'If Adolf Hitler was an atheist, why did he keep saying that he believed in God, had faith in God, and was convinced that he was doing God's work? Adolf Hitler was not just certain that his attacks on Jews were divinely mandated, but also his efforts to clamp down on society by restoring traditional morality. Christian apologists only seem to claim that Hitler was an atheist because they cannot handle the idea that a Christian theist would cause so much evil in the name of their God.'

      Once again you will see that (as always) it was a combination of relgion and nationalism at the root this evil.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • copanut

      Fool. Hitler was a Catholic and in Mein Kampf wrote that he was pursuing God's Work. He may have been a poor excuse for a Christian, but he most certainly was not an atheist. As for Satanists, by definition all Satanists are Christian because Satan is a concoction of Christianity. You can't believe in Satan unless you first believe in the Bible and its derived mythos, so an atheist is as far removed from a Satanist as an atheist is far removed from a Christian. Don't talk about things you don't understand.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
    • EJL

      Hitler was a Roman Catholic not an athiest.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
    • D Russell

      I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work.
      – Adolf Hitler, Speech, Reichstag, 1936

      Evil yes, athiest clearly not. Try reading what the guy actually wrote and said before you open your mouth with such ignorant statements. Athiest indeed!

      June 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
    • rennin1

      Rabbi Green said, "Hitler was a Christian."

      But calling Hitler a Christian is like calling bald and hair color. Christ taught that we should love our enemies, not hate them. Christ never forced anyone to do anything against their will. Christ never used his power to hurt people. There is nothing in the teachings of Christ that justifies what Hitler believed and what he did to millions of innocent people.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
    • mjg

      theevilchristian- Christians actually believe all are born evil which goes against their own bible which says that all are born with the spirit of god in them.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Rabbi Green. Yeah! of course he was a Christian! Just like Heydrich and so many others; any Nazi with tainted blood [part-Jewish] became a Christian overnight. They used Christian symbols while dabbling in black magic, pagan rituals and German folklore. No wonder they followed Hitler; he's sure got you fooled too.

      June 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @D Russell. You are sooooooooo deluded. Satanists call their boss god.[ I expect you think Satan has horns and a tail?] The Inca and Mayan god was the sun. Hitler, by virtue of his policies and real beliefs, excluded himself from the Christian community. For a ' Christian' he murdered an awful lot of Catholics. Get my drift?

      June 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
    • Phil

      Like all religiously indoctrinated idiots, you have no idea what you are talking about. Religion is evil. It is inherently evil, its doctrines are evil. There is no religion that actually practices what it preaches. Its built upon a mythical untestable unprovable bronze age idea of a "God"......... Religion poisons everything......

      June 8, 2011 at 2:30 am |
    • Cedar Rapids

      'For a ' Christian' he murdered an awful lot of Catholics. Get my drift?'
      and an awful lot of 'christians' owned slaves and used the bible to justify slavery. Get my drift?

      June 8, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  12. Uruuur

    The typed statement is not necessarily his own position at the time - he articulated the prevailing sentiments of German military authorities. It remains uncear what his personal convictions were at the time. > 20 years elapsed after this was written, plenty of time for his decline into genocidal megalomania fueled by the German mileau. Hitler was a product of his dysfunctional political environment. He could not have accomplished what he did anywhere else at the time.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
    • hi

      the man was anti-semitic even before he joined the german army in WW1. This is just it in writing

      June 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @hi – Great post. You are so right!

      June 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  13. ger-jew

    Everybody get over it and stop living in the past! What are you gonna do to make this world a better place. Right now you are just as bad as each other! "You are part of the solution or part of the problem" PICK ONE!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      This post is about the past !!!!! What is your problem? – touch of dyslexia. You're a bit like the atheist dyslexic. Didn't believe in dog. He couldn't stay on the subject either!

      June 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
    • Baddum Twish

      I thought trying a solution **was** the problem back in those days!

      June 8, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  14. George Vreeland Hill

    Too bad I can't go back in time.
    If I could, I would put a bullet in Hitler's head.

    George Vreeland Hill

    June 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
    • Joe

      Me too!

      June 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
    • Chris

      If you could, and did, then some other person would have taken his place. What this letter shows is that this was a common opinion and even the official position of the German Army. In other words Hitler's thinking was hardly unique. After all he was ELECTED to office by German voters

      June 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
    • Yoann

      I wouldn't

      June 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • timetraveler

      If you did, you might never be born. If you were never born, then you can't go back in time to prevent yourself from ever being born. Uh oh! Smells like a paradox. Fact is, there is no such thing as time travel.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
    • pumpernickel1988

      If I could go back in time, I would roast a dinosaur. I'll bet they were tasty.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  15. shoshana watson

    thats intersting about hitler and the nazis

    June 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  16. Praetorian

    And the far right Republicans and Teabaggers say 'Hate EVERYONE who doesn't think as we do, act as we do, worship as we do, look as we do', etcetera. And the great unwashed masses cry in unison 'We all say YES!' Scary stuff, just like what's happening to this nation.

    June 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
    • Mike, formerly from Syracuse

      What's scary is you are comparing Republicans and the Tea Party to Hitler. You must have a lot of hate in you.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • Jake Lee

      Seem like someome needs to look into a mirror. Another Liberal hate monger.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • No longer surprised

      @ Praetorian: way to show off your hatred and petty bigotry.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
    • Andrew

      Strangely, tea party people I know are nothing like that. in fact the only people who call them those sorts of names are political enemies of the tea party.


      June 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
    • steveinmn

      It is STUNNING when otherwise lucid people can't see and admit the myriad similarities between the mentality that spawned Nazism and the mentality now prevalent in the Rabid RIght – including the so-called "Tea Party". Extreme Nationalism, xenophobia, couching ideas in religious language, its all there.

      Trying to silence critics of the Rabid Right by twisting the observations back on the observers (i.e., "You say the Tea Party is racist, so you must be a racist/hater" - huh?!?) is not logical and does not make the original observation less valid. In fact, more so – a pogrom of observational analysis. No longer permitted in the Fourth Reich! Sieg Rush!

      I wonder what percent of its hate agenda the Rabid Right will have accomplished 22 years form now. And I wonder how we will explain our having allowed the Fourth Reich to rise to our children.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
    • Niall

      steveinmn - you are soooo right! we have lots of racist-nationalists here who are behind much of the worst hate-and-fearmongering using the methods they used in Germany back then. We are seeing a re-run with a more modern and complicated society in place of the gibbering Germanics.
      I foresee you will become a great Jedi.

      June 8, 2011 at 12:33 am |
    • Chartreux

      But is he wrong? Aren't the Tea Baggers demagogues?

      June 8, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  17. brian

    He couldn't even keep his signature in between the lines. Fail!

    June 7, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
    • hi

      and he was a horrible artist too!

      June 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • Andrew

      If you want to anyoy the neo-nazis, just remind them that hitler was a quarter jewish, gay, and had dementia by 1945.

      They will love you for that.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • CalgarySandy

      Gay! I don't think so. Last I heard he was believed to be into water sports with women. He was just an all around pathetic and creepy guy! There is no indication he was suffering from dementia. More like crippling rage towards the end. He was never a good military strategist but was a great man for the homeland and the German people until the war got out of hand. Only a fool, but not necessarily a person with dementia, opens a second front in a war.

      June 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
    • Chartreux

      No, not dementia, it was Parkinson's Disease.

      June 8, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  18. FairGarden

    Nazis says to youth, "Hate the Jews."
    Terrorists say to youth, "Hate America."
    Hollywood says to youth, "Hate Christians."
    One nice planet of terrors.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
    • FHD

      Nazis say kill everyone not of pure aryan descent.
      Terrorists say kill anyone for no good reason.
      Hollywood says love Jews they are wonderful and smart.
      FairGarden says be stupid and hateful for the glory of God.

      There, fixed it for you.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • Chris

      Hollywood says hate Christians? Citation Needed.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • Friend

      FHD says, "Hate facts."

      June 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
    • Akira

      Some fundie type Christians like to pretend to be persecuted minorities, yet don't know a damn thing about what it's like to actually be discriminated against.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
    • Aletheya

      Christians say to youth, Hate Muslims
      Conservatives say to youth, Hate Liberals
      Teabaggers say to youth, Hate Obama
      One nice planet of terrors.

      Yes indeed, around and around we go.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • Chris

      "Christians say to youth, Hate Muslims"

      Citation needed

      June 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • FamilyDoc

      Christians say to youth, Hate Muslim"
      Ever heard of Fox News?

      June 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
    • mommagrizz

      One good thing is , you don't "have to believe them"

      June 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @Akira. You indicate that " small " groups suffering persecution is unimportant. Don't you think ONE person dying for their faith is one too many? I do. Did you know that in India right now there are 50,000 Christians hiding out in Wild areas and forests just to stay alive? Facts, girl, facts.

      June 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Voice of Reason: That is absolutely NOT what Akira said. Mischaracterizing another person's statement and then calling for "facts"? Really?

      June 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  19. FairGarden

    Villains hate God's people for all time. Today's America resembles a lot to the pre-war Germany. Immorality is such a sanctioned duty for all citizens in USA. Even the Germany before WW2 did not contaminate its own youth so badly like today's Western media and entertainment do.

    June 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • lulz

      Really sick of this god's people bu.ll sh.it. It is classroom psychology. Teacher spoils trouble maker. Spoiled trouble maker gets beat up by peers. Teacher turns around and hides laughter. Owned.

      June 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • Electric Larry

      Hey look! Justina/Frederica/Adelina has yet another name! That's really effective there, Justina/Frederica/Adelina/FairGarden – new name but the same old crazy extremist insanity. Nobody could ever spot that, ever. How clever!

      June 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  20. Lycidas

    Hitler's goals were def set for a long time. If only someone could have seen him for what he was.

    Happy Shavuot!

    June 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
    • John Richardson

      Sad to say, more than a few people saw him for exactly what he was, and were a-okay with it.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • Uruuur

      Hitler's goals were the same as the prevailing Germany military regime in which he prospered. He was not all that original in the context of the German Zeitgeist.

      June 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
    • Lycidas

      @John Richardson- Usually madmen need support in their actions by finding like minded madmen.

      June 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
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