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. julie

    martin luther king stood for fr4iendship for all people equals under the law he had nothing to do with hatred. Slavery was wrong and it ended so can be hateful toward people. families lost loved ones that sick twisted freak. they told lies about poland it was the nazis who ran the camps on poland ground. thousands were slaughtered in the camps. Thanks to simon weisenthal the guilty people were brought to justice the way its suppose to be. Can't we learn from our mistakes of the past so they are not repeated.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:15 am |
  2. Dxb

    Anti-Semitism. Defined in the truest sense of the word is Anti Semite. As far as I know, Jews AND Arabs are semitic peoples. What gives Israel the right to hog the word for themselves? Oh, sorry, pork reference. Keep the word for themselves.

    I am sincerely tired of Israel running around murdering people in the name of the Holocaust, when all they are is a land of modern day Nazi's who are bent on erasing an ancient people.

    Tell you what Israel, why don't you go after the Germans and the Russians? They are the one who wanted you out of their lands oh so long ago. And while you are at it, why don't you attack Martin Luther? He was a hater back in the day.

    Get off it. Please. Peace is cool now. Not hate.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:10 am |
    • Guillermo

      I guess the same right that the USAians (citizens of the USA) used to hog the words 'America' and 'Americans' for themselves.!!!

      June 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • Dwayne


      >>Anti-Semitism. Defined in the truest sense of the word is Anti Semite. As far as I know, Jews AND Arabs are semitic peoples. What gives Israel the right to hog the word for themselves? Oh, sorry, pork reference. Keep the word for themselves.

      Spoken like a true sophist. "Anti-Semite" was invented to mean hatred of Jews and has ALWAYS meant nothing other than hatred of Jews. Hitler was an anti-Semite, the word appears in his 1919 letter, yet Haj Amin al-Husseini, leader of the Palestinian Arabs was his friend. By the way, your "hog' pun would offend Muslims more than Jews.

      >>I am sincerely tired of Israel running around murdering people in the name of the Holocaust, when all they are is a land of modern day Nazi's who are bent on erasing an ancient people.

      Israel isn't murdering people, in the name of the Holocaust or otherwise. During the Holocaust, about two-thirds of European Jews were murdered in six years. During the nearly century of the Muslim war against the Jews, the total number of Arabs killed, including combatants, is about four days' toll in a typical death camp, where none of the dead were combatants. During this period, the Palestinian population multiplied by a factor of about ten.

      Nor are the "Palestinians" an ancient people. Until the Jews decided to call their country "Israel," "Palestinian" referred to the Jews; the Arabs were simply known as Arabs. There is no evidence that the Arabs ever objected to this usage. Indeed, the current Palestinians didn't start thinking of theselves in those terms until the 1950s. To this day, it's nor clear whether the Palestinians are actually a people or just a political cause that has hijacked a name for a people. And by the way, the actual term should be "Filastinian"; Arabic doesn't have the letter "P", so "Palestinian" cannot be written in Arabic.

      >>Tell you what Israel, why don't you go after the Germans and the Russians? They are the one who wanted you out of their lands oh so long ago. And while you are at it, why don't you attack Martin Luther? He was a hater back in the day.

      Because your premise is fundamentally wrong. The Israelis aren't "go(ing) after" anyone; they're trying to prebent the Arabs, heavily influenced by Nazi ideology, from "go(ing) after" them.

      >>Get off it. Please. Peace is cool now. Not hate.

      So why are you spewing hate?

      June 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  3. mb2010a

    When I look at the signature in the photo above I see "Leroy Hitler"...

    June 8, 2011 at 7:08 am |
  4. norman

    "The result of which a non-Jewish race is living amongst us with its own feelings, thoughts and aspirations, while having all the same rights as we do" Is Israel's present mentality any different than Nazi Germany's a few years ago?

    June 8, 2011 at 6:48 am |
    • HF

      Not entirely, since Israel does place serious legal limitations on the rights of Palestinians.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:17 am |
  5. Zorg

    The first thing I notice when I read all these comments is that the pro-Jew camp always responds with insults when challenged. I only wish point out a fact: those who continue bringing up the memories of Nazi Germany, which is 60 year-old history, therefore ancient by US standards, make me suspect strongly that their intention is to try to distract the attention of the international public from the horrors they have been committing since a British clown named Balfour gave a bunch of Eastern European Jews a land that was lived in by Palestinians at the time. Why not give them a piece of the UK? Or Texas? Israel is the only "modern" state based on religion. To me that already disqualifies it as modern, democratic or equalitarian. The Zionist Jews and supporters are treating Palestinians (and Muslims in general) with arrogance and disdain, expelling them from their homes in the new colonies and Jerusalem. And my great country, the US, stands by while these horrors are committed, what a shame, and all because of the well-known power held by the AIPAC in American politics. I do not want to hear anymore about Hitler or the Shoah, that's old history, let's face today's horrors and crimes against humanity committed against Palestinians today, like we are doing with the Kosovo war crimes by bringing Karadzic and Mladic to justice (I hope Bush and Cheney are next for their war crimes in Iraq, but that would be unprecedented justice and the US will never hand over one of their own to the Hague tribunal, they just do that with foreigners they don't like). Enough b.s., let President Obama (and other respectable world leaders) tackle this huge issue and work towards restoring some dignity and justice to those poor people. And I do support the idea that terrorism is the weapon of the poor, call them what you want, they are only defending themselves against the abusive and long-reaching powers of the Tsahal and the Mossad. How else should any people be expected to react against invasion, occupation, murder, physical and mental abuse (I suggest a relevant movie on the subject: Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze. It's about American terrorists defending their freedom and dignity against "red" invaders)? Any attempt to sanction Israel for its misdeeds at the UN is blocked by my country in an ugly, biased and uncontested manner. Shame on us! I am personally glad that there are emerging powers around the world that will eventually restore some checks and balances in international affairs. Believe me that China or India do not care about Christian or Jewish politics and they will step in at the right time when enough is enough. And I sincerely hope they will boycott both the US and Europe hegemony if we continue to act in such arbitrary and one-sided manner in issues such as the Israel-Palestine conflict. So, a word of advice, stop bringing up the past and work on solving current pressing issues (and be fair and just) or be ready for more 9-11's around the globe. PS: I am neither religious nor pro- or anti-semitic, I am just in favor of improving our planet through peaceful means.

    June 8, 2011 at 6:13 am |
    • no, just no

      We can only lend maturity and wisdom to current affairs by virtue of perspective gleaned from the past.
      All past history is relevant in moving forward toward a better world.

      Never heard the phrase, "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it"? Seems not.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:23 am |
    • Sassan

      You equate anyone who is not anti-Jewish as "pro-Jewish". That is the sad nature of lowly creatures like you. I am Iranian, and I have no problem with the Jewish people or the state of Israel. In fact, I loathe the Islamic Republic of Terror which has ruined our country and supports terrorists worldwide such as Hamas, Hizbollah, and the likes.

      Is it that you are jealous that the Jewish people tend to be very educated and intelligent people? It is no surprise there is a very high % of atheist Jews including with the likes of Freud and Einstein. People who have no success in life and have no brains like to resort to a third-party scapegoat like Hitler used the Jews as scapegoats. I do not like the radical settlers who are religious Jews because I despise religion but the difference is that the leaders of Israel are not Rabbis and think in this world compared to the leaders that have ruined my nation. Palestinians have had chances for peace but unfortunately Arafat failed them and now Iran puts pressure on Hamas and there will never be peace and one can never negotiate with terrorists. I feel sorry for your lowly existence.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:26 am |
    • Sassan

      Actually one of the founders of Israel (Theodore Herzl) was a Zionist atheist.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:28 am |
    • Gaunt

      You seriously need to check your facts. Firstly, at the creation of israel, the majority of the inhabitants of that land were jewish, many of whom had lived there for generations. The Influx of eastern European and Russian jews happend much later. That is why they were given that land, because they were already there. had a referendum of the area been held, it would have been the same result.

      Secondly, over 1.4 million Muslims are full citizens of Israel, thats over 20% of the population. These Arab Israelis get every right and protection and freedom of every other Israeli, which by the way is VASTLY more than is given to the Muslim citizens of any of the other Arab countries in the region. We wont even talk about how Christians and Jews are treated in those arab countries.

      Think about that. Israel treats is Muslim minorities FAR better than Muslim states treat their Muslim majorities, let alone their disposessed and abused religious minorities.

      Next, the US does NOT veto any sanction against israel, there have been over a dozen sanctions against israeli actions passed just in the past few decades. What the US does is veto the religiously motivated condemnations started by the Arab league of Israel that are the epitome of hypocricy.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:33 am |
    • Jim

      Four main points:
      1) Israel is certainly NOT "the only "modern" state based on religion," unless you're counting out every other country in the Middle East and North Africa - theocracies all to one degree or another.

      2) It is amazing to hear someone in favor of a Palestinean state say something like, "stop bringing up the past." What do Palestinian supporters do but bring up the past, to 1948, or back to Ishmael.

      3) Gaunt has a good point about the real history of the area.

      4) None of its (Muslim) neighbors really want a Palestinean state unless they can control it - it's just a wedge to focus Muslim attacks against Israel and raise money for terrorism.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:05 am |
    • Bucky Ball

      Agree with the "why not Texas or Britain" question. Wasn't Brazil prepared to take them all ?

      FYI in general. Most Jews in Israel, 75-85% are "secular" and do not consider themselves "religious" or "orthodox".

      June 8, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  6. Yaron Pascal

    My Dear "Haim", you need medical help dude. Your sick and i can tell you suffer of dipression. There are medications for this kind of illness/condition i'm serious you should consult a specialist...
    BTW, the doctor you'll see will very probably be jewish...sorry about that hey. But he'll try to help you out of your deep grey bitter life.
    Good luck sad boy.

    June 8, 2011 at 6:07 am |
  7. Des Currie

    'To begin with, Judaism is definitely a racial and not a religious group," Hitler wrote in the statement, known as the Gemlich letter.
    "The result of which is that a non-German race lives among us with its own feelings, thoughts and aspirations, while having all the same rights as we do'

    Hitler is right about that.

    Des Currie

    June 8, 2011 at 5:50 am |
    • no, just no

      "lives among us with its own feelings, thoughts and aspirations, while having all the same rights as we do"

      The very definition of freedom and individual liberty. So thanks for indicating Hitler was a bigot.

      June 8, 2011 at 6:15 am |
  8. JustTheFacts

    "Religion" will one day be the downfall of all mankind. "Religion" is an insidious tool of the few to control the masses. Religion, in one way or another has caused more death and destruction over the last 2000 years than disease, famine and natural disasters combined. Religion, used as an excuse for man to wage war against his fellow man, "In Gods name". "My religion is better or truer than your religion, so I have God on my side". It would be laughable, but world history has proved it to be true. All the money, material, and men that have been wasted over just the last 100 years..."In Gods Name".

    Religion: Mans excuse to murder his fellow man....."In Gods Name", for the only reason that "he has God on his side", "His God is greater or the only true God", "He's doing Gods work". All that ill's this world could have been solved if religion hadn't been an excuse to divert those resources to waging ceaseless war. God can speak for himself. When man speaks for God or gives his interpretation of God or Gods laws for mankind, the end result is the world we live in today.

    If mankind spent 1/10 of 1% trying to solve all that ills world, while they are alive and living on it, instead of worrying if he or his fellow man are going to get into heaven when they die, this world would be a much better place.

    June 8, 2011 at 5:39 am |
    • no, just no

      Side 1: My God is the God of Love.

      Side 2: My God is the one and only true God.

      Side 3: My God is the beginning, the ending, and all in between.

      And these sides fight, ceaselessly, killing to prove their own God is wise, caring, and high.
      Could any true God be less impressed by such followers?

      June 8, 2011 at 6:08 am |
    • Fidei Coticula Crux

      Certainly there are people who kill in the name of religion, but just because they kill in the name of religion doesn't really mean they kill because of religion. To determine if they kill because of their religion, one would have to review and study the religion’s individual doctrines. Furthermore, religious designations are sometimes used as shorthand for cultural and historical differences between combatants, giving the often misleading impression that the conflict is primarily about religious differences.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:19 am |
    • unowhoitsme

      It's "religion" that is the destroyer, not God.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:20 am |
    • Fidei Coticula Crux

      To say: “religion has caused more suffering, wars and violence than any other cause; is like saying: a gun has caused more suffering, wars and violence than any other cause.” It depends on how a person uses it; and, does its instruction manual direct its user to use it to cause suffering, violence and war.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:26 am |
    • Fidei Coticula Crux

      A religious war is a war caused by, or justified by, religious differences. It can involve one state with an established religion against another state with a different religion or a different sect within the same religion, or a religiously motivated group attempting to spread its faith by violence, or to suppress another group because of its religious beliefs or practices. – Wikipedia

      June 8, 2011 at 7:27 am |
    • Fidei Coticula Crux

      History is full of uncounted massacres by armies carrying a religious banner, though most such episodes were in ancient times with much less efficient killing technology and microscopically smaller populations. The number of religious exterminations of entire villages throughout history is innumerable, though most had body counts only in the hundreds or thousands. Alexander the Great is estimated to have executed a million. 11th century Crusades killed half a million Jews and Muslims. Genghis Khan's massacres of entire populations of cities probably totaled a million. The Aztecs once slaughtered 100,000 prisoners over four days. An unknown number, probably in the millions, died in the Devil's Wind action in Colonial India. Up to four million Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims died in post-Colonial India. The Ottoman Empire massacred two million Armenians over the years. Franco's Spanish Civil War killed a hundred thousand. A million have died in Rwanda, half a million in Darfur. And Muslims vs. non-Muslims violence has obviously dominated our headlines for a decade, totaling somewhere in seven figures.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:28 am |
    • Fidei Coticula Crux

      However, in the comprehensive list of the history of human warfare, in the Encyclopedia of Wars 1763 wars, of which 123 (7%) have been classified to involve a religious conflict.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:45 am |
    • Fidei Coticula Crux

      Of these 123, 66 wars involved Islam. So based on this data, 93% of wars are fought over non-religious ideology differences. For example: Adolf Hitler and his ideology killed est. 20 million; Stalin and his ideology killed between 10-20 million; Mao Zedong and his ideology killed between 10-40 million; and Pol Pot killed as much as 20% of Cambodians’ population (est. 2 million killed).

      So what has caused more suffering, wars and violence than any other cause? I would have to say MAN.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:47 am |
    • Reality

      The Twenty (or so) Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other:

      http://necrometrics.com/warstatz.htm#u ( a "must read)

      o The Muslim Conquest of India

      "The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      Rank <<<Death Toll <Cause <<Centuries<<<Religions/Groups involved*

      1. 63 million Second World War 20C (Christians et al and Communists/atheists vs. Christians et al, Nazi-Pagan and "Shintoists")

      2. 40 million Mao Zedong (mostly famine) 20C (Communism)

      3. 40 million Genghis Khan 13C (Shamanism or Tengriism)

      4. 27 million British India (mostly famine) 19C (Anglican)

      5. 25 million Fall of the Ming Dynasty 17C (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion)

      6. 20 million Taiping Rebellion 19C ( Confucianism, Buddhism and Chinese folk religion vs. a form of Christianity)

      7. 20 million Joseph Stalin 20C (Communism)

      8. 19 million Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C (Islam)

      9. 17 million Timur Lenk 14C-15C

      10. 16 million Atlantic Slave Trade 15C-19C (Christianity)

      11. 15 million First World War 20C (Christians vs. Christians)

      12. 15 million Conquest of the Americas 15C-19C (Christians vs. Pagans)

      13. 13 million Muslim Conquest of India 11C-18C

      14. 10 million An Lushan Revolt 8C

      15. 10 million Xin Dynasty 1C

      16. 9 million Russian Civil War 20C (Christians vs Communists)

      17. 8 million Fall of Rome 5C (Pagans vs. Pagans)

      18. 8 million Congo Free State 19C-20C (Christians)

      19. 7½ million Thirty Years War 17C (Christians vs Christians)

      20. 7½ million Fall of the Yuan Dynasty 14C

      *:" Is religion responsible for more violent deaths than any other cause?

      A: No, of course not – unless you define religion so broadly as to be meaningless. Just take the four deadliest events of the 20th Century – Two World Wars, Red China and the Soviet Union – no religious motivation there, unless you consider every belief system to be a religion."

      Q: So, what you're saying is that religion has never killed anyone.

      A: Arrgh... You all-or-nothing people drive me crazy. There are many doc-umented examples where members of one religion try to exterminate the members of another religion. Causation is always complex, but if the only difference between two warring groups is religion, then that certainly sounds like a religious conflict to me. Is it the number one cause of mass homicide in human history? No. Of the 22 worst episodes of mass killing, maybe four were primarily religious. Is that a lot? Well, it's more than the number of wars fought over soccer, or s-ex (The Trojan and Sabine Wars don't even make the list.), but less than the number fought over land, money, glory or prestige.

      In my Index, I list 41 religious conflicts compared with 27 oppressions under "Communism", 24 under Colonialism, 2 under "Railroads" and 2 under "Scapegoats". Make of that what you will."

      June 8, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  9. Florian Baumgartner

    I was interested if there are any news about the visit of chancelor Merkel in the US. Unfortunately I couldn't find any at first glance. Not on the web-presence of the most interesting web based news, not on CNN, not on Al Jazeera, not on BBC, not on the NYT. But I found an artikel about a letter, written 90 years ago presented by an old and respected rabbi, talking about how spectacular this is. ... because Hitler signed it ... And a rabbi is presenting it ... Well ...
    I am a bit sad and disapointed about all these comments. Most of them are full of little veiled rasizm or religious fanatic beliefs or just weird. Thought to find a good article how the Americans think about my country, but nothing has really changed.
    I wish you all a nice day.
    sincerely yours
    Florian Baumgartner

    June 8, 2011 at 5:06 am |
    • no, just no

      I saw some articles on CNN about Merkel. And by the way, your country is like all the others with lots of both good and bad.

      June 8, 2011 at 5:32 am |
  10. Polaris431

    And this article is posted under CNN's religion blog because??

    June 8, 2011 at 4:33 am |
    • Aliciaaaa

      To continue the Shoah Business

      June 8, 2011 at 4:35 am |
  11. tiger88mm

    From a different point of view, if it wasn't adolf hitler who ignited the spark of WWII,i believe, the arms industry wouldn't had come to this far. We wouldn't have cutting-edge weapon that being use right now to show who's with the most power. One leads to the other, you can't denied that the research and development in the weapon field has a large contribution to the high technology devices or gadgetry that we have in our hand these days. And State of the Art enginnering wouldnt has come to this far , if let say, it wasnt adolfhitler, it was somebody elses who carry the idea of peace and peace and peace. And also if it wasnt the war, the german space technology would not have been stolen by the russian who literally "win the war". NASA woud not formed if it wasnt because they want to compete with the russian. It can be all day long or more if we even try to talk about NASA.

    Do not always only relate ww2 to religion and hatred. It has alot more to do with other things. Let it be positive or negative,it is the past tense, just accept it.

    I think: The one who wish and hope so desperately for another big world war to come, is not the al-qaida nor the US nor the Russian nor the middle east, it is the people from arms industry.

    June 8, 2011 at 4:32 am |
  12. Bob

    I just fart and let my cat smells it.

    June 8, 2011 at 4:26 am |
    • no, just no

      Hence, why even your cat hates you.

      June 8, 2011 at 5:37 am |
  13. Sassan

    It is important to learn from this lesson and pay attention to the threat posed by the Islamic Republic of Terror that has occupied the once great nation of Iran. When they spout their rhetoric of no more Jews, of the "hidden imam", and all their nonsense; we must not just brush it to the side. We must assist the Iranian people in their liberation of this barbaric, tyrannical, and end-of-the-world maniacal and illegal regime.

    June 8, 2011 at 4:26 am |
    • Haim

      Hmm So Arabs must play along with the Jewish agenda OR find themselves falsely labeled as "terrorists".

      Whites must play along as well OR find themselves falsely labeled as "Nazi's".

      Anyone who rejects their slavery (control of the law, media, money, and every other aspect of our lives) is "antisemitic".

      Right! So we should all be forced to ALLOW Jews to govern us, assume control of our economies, our media, and everything else. Failure to do so makes you one "EvilHatefulRacistNaziTerroristAntisemitic". Got it. Bow down in submission, to the Jewish agenda (of world domination) or find yourself falsely labeled.

      Last I heard, we defeated the "bad guys" in WWII. Yet I still see this "New World Order" being carried out right before my very eyes. Well, if "Hitler wanted to rule the world", then why this movement towards a New (Jew) World Order? hmmm

      June 8, 2011 at 4:32 am |
    • Gaunt

      haim, your delusional litrle fantasy world is so dark and insane: jews own and control everything and lurk around every corner seeking to keep you down. I guess, when you have had a miserable and unsucessful life filled with disapointment, as you have, and you have no friends and no women will come within 4 meters of you, people like you NEED a spectral boogeyman conspiracy upon whom they can blame all their defects. Its easier to imagine to big bad jew hiding under your bed and sabotaging your life, than it is to admit you are just an unpleasant, uneducated, loathesome person, entirely responsible for your own miserable lot in life.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:35 am |
    • Sassan

      Great post Gaunt. And I speak as an Iranian-American. We must not take lightly what these maniacs occupying Iran are doing and proclaim; it will be the same mistake as not taking Hitler for his word. And to the i diot poster, Iranians are not Arabs. We are Aryan. And Iranians (the populace) are a pro-American, pro-west people. We want to have the simple opportunity to live in freedom away from terrorism and oppressive dictators and maniacs who r ape our young sisters before executing them because these maniacs believe "vir gins go to heaven"

      June 8, 2011 at 4:56 am |
    • no, just no

      @ Gaunt – put it in a bottle and sell it, man!

      June 8, 2011 at 5:41 am |
    • Chartreux

      Bad news, Sassan: y'all ain't Aryan. Iranians are considered as Arabs, not Aryans, believe you me. Y'all may consider yourselves to be Aryan but you're not. You get lumped together with Arabs, just like everyone else who comes from a Middle Eastern country is considered to be Arab.

      You're in denial or trying to fool yourself, I don't know which, but it doesn't matter. I'm not trying to be hateful or nasty, I'm telling you how you're considered by, well, nearly everyone in America. You're an Arab. Period.

      The distinctions you make among yourselves don't count with most of us. Sorry about that, Sassan.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:36 am |
    • Sassan

      IT doesn't matter what some ignorant or uneducated people might think; Jews and Arabs are actually cousins. We are of the Indo-European race. Those are just facts. What people think erroneously is irrelevant.

      June 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  14. holycow

    This story coincides with Chancellor Merkel's visit to DC. What's the deal with that?

    June 8, 2011 at 4:25 am |
  15. heggna

    Sometimes I wonder if it would have been better for the human race if Hitler had succeeded. There would be no Jews, blacks or asians and other worthless races, and therefore no overpopulation and social and economic degradation. The Third Reich took the protection of nature VERY seriously, which means that if they had ruled the world, there would never have been environmental destruction and climate change.

    Look at us now: A few decades of democracy and capitalism and the planet is on the brink of being totally destroyed, and made barren. Hitler himself said, "Thou shalt preserve the species."

    Democracy has to be paid for with the destruction of the planet. After that, nothing matters any more.

    June 8, 2011 at 4:24 am |
    • Sassan

      You are a sick fool.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:27 am |
    • Gaunt

      I wont even deal with the insane racial eugenics part of your mindless drivel, I will simply point out another one of your lies: The Nazis were not environmentalists, in fact they were the exact opposite. hitler turned over industrial control to major industrialists who had the Weimar environmental legislations repealed. Rivers were polluted, forests were clearcut, environmental concerns did not exist whatsoever.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:32 am |
    • Haim

      No, this is a Jew, pretending to be something he is not(an idiotic and "hateful" Gentile).

      Fact is, there were Arab, Asian, and African Nazi's. Hitler might not have wanted his country destroyed by immigration, as they Jews are destroying it with today, but he did not "hate" anyone else or wish them destroyed, as you would have them (blindly) believe.

      The Germans simply wanted their freedom. Freedom and self governance. Simple as that. Things we no longer have, even if 99% of us fail to realize it.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:35 am |
    • sun

      what makes u feel that only certain race is allowed to live on this earth? If you were born on other part of the world like Arab or Africa, would you have done suicide to stick to ur belief that only Germans or some particular race is allowed on this earth.

      June 8, 2011 at 5:03 am |
    • no, just no

      @ Haim – I'm personally signing your remanding to Hell. You can lick your hero's boots there.

      June 8, 2011 at 5:47 am |
    • Themba

      You are wrong, Hitler also targeted the Russians, and people of the mediteranean ( Italians, Greeks) as inferiored race. When he invaded Russia part of the plan was to rid it of all slavs to create a lebensraum ( living space for German race). Before Hitler not all "whites" are worthy of life. Maybe according to Hitler's definition of a white person you would not make the grade. The Germanns had technical instruments to measure the head, forehead, chin, nose of a pure white race. Your blog is pretty ignorant if you dream that you would have made the grade as a so called white person. Chances are that you and your family due to some unknown diluted blood would have ended up in a consetration camps under the scalpel of Dr Mangel for some experiments.

      June 8, 2011 at 5:56 am |
  16. Gaunt

    One little thing about Holocaust denial: You know the one group that NEVER denied the Holocaust? The Nazis. In over 950 seperate trials conducted both at Nuremburg, or in associated trials in individual states, you know how many nazis denied the holocaust? Zero. Even those Nazis Freed and declared not-guilty (who had nothing at stake) such as Papen, or those eventually released, such as Speer, none of them denied the holocaust.

    June 8, 2011 at 4:22 am |
    • Jim

      Good point, Gaunt, and further proof that Holocause deniers like Achmabinijad(?) and other wackos don't ready anything - even the source.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:10 am |
    • Guillermo

      I guess you read all the transcripts. Wow!!!!

      June 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  17. truthSeeker

    The origin of the anti-semitism is the Catholic Church . From its very birth , 300 BC ( not year zero ....! ) , the Catholic church has talk against jews all over the world . It's easy to verify it : just read the History , but from different writers ! . Days ago , the Pope visit Croatia !! . It's indignant !! . Perhaps he doesn't know about : Ante Pavelic, bishop Stepinac , Jasenovac camp , commander Dinko Sakic , Ustash , the "throat-cutters" , etc . But, we , we don't forget and we don't forgive ...!

    June 8, 2011 at 4:22 am |
    • Jim

      Actually, Persians, Assyrians, and several other empires that long predate Christianity tried to suppress or destroy Judaism and were arguably anti-Semitic. Your advice to read the history is good, but you should follow it first.

      June 8, 2011 at 7:11 am |
    • Guillermo

      The origin of anti-Semitism was not the Catholic Church. This already existed. The origin of it are the Jews themselves who
      placed themselves above everyone else and, as proof, they wrote a self serving book claiming that it came from God. Which God, the 'God of War' to which they make reference in that very book when they took Canaan? Also, if one talks about Semites, aren't the Arabs Semites or children of Abraham as their book says?

      June 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  18. Stacee

    But seriously, who's Hitler? And are the Jews the bad guys that they fought in Star Wars?

    June 8, 2011 at 4:22 am |
  19. u_can't _handle_the_truth

    .............Hitler was a monster , even by monster standards ..........
    I am totally amazed that the jewish people could come back after ww2 and have their own country
    smaller than Rhode Island with nuclear arms to defend themselves . No other race or religion could
    of done this . How did they do this in less than 50 yrs ?

    June 8, 2011 at 4:17 am |
    • ohhiya

      Jews started teraforming present day Israel from a wasteland of nothing and into a nice place to live around about the time the US was at civil war. The decades later the population began to explode as more jews and muslims began to fill those areas of former nothing.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:21 am |
    • jerry

      That's a Promise Land....somehow all the roads will lead to Israel...They can't terminate the jews or take over the land...but they will be persecuted till the Armaggeddon!!

      June 8, 2011 at 5:21 am |
    • no, just no

      Israel is about the size of New Jersey, not "smaller than Rhode Island."

      June 8, 2011 at 5:53 am |
  20. Aliciaaaa

    I am even against the word "antisemitism". Why a specific word for the Jews ? let's call it racism like for any other group, ethnicity, religion etc. Having a specific word for a specific group is confusing ... is being "antisemit" the top of all racism ?

    June 8, 2011 at 4:12 am |
    • Haim

      The TRUTH is "antisemitic".

      June 8, 2011 at 4:14 am |
    • Haim

      The truth is also "illegal" as well.

      Just question their "official" version of the so called "Holocaust" in the wrong country and you will find yourself facing prison time.

      The ONLY "historical" event that is simply off limits. Thought crime laws in full effect.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:16 am |
    • J

      You can't call it racism because Judaism is a religion, not a race.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:17 am |
    • Gaunt

      This is, of coyrse more complete bullsh!t from another lunatic holocaust denier. In NO country on the planet, including Israel, will you go to prison for legitimate historical questions into the Holocaust. Only counter-factual DENIAL of the holocaust is illegal. Please, please stop lying whenever you post.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:18 am |
    • Aliciaaaa

      Well, I am confuse. I heard a lot of my Jew friends saying that Judaism is a culture. Apparently you can be Jew and not believe in God ... Judaism is a culture and a religion ...

      June 8, 2011 at 4:19 am |
    • Aliciaaaa

      In France you can go on trial for denying holocaust, but you can deny slavery without any fear. Why such a specificity ?

      June 8, 2011 at 4:23 am |
    • Haim

      Tell that to Ernst Zundel or many of the other peaceful men who sat in prison for years due to their proving the Jewish CLAIMS false.

      Normally, when someone makes a claim, the burden to provide evidence falls on THEM. In this instance, Jews incarcerate anyone who provides evidence that proves their claims to be empty (and hearsay is not "proof", sorry).

      And yes, there are currently 15 countries in Europe where thought is a crime.

      Why the need for such laws IF they have nothing to hide? Why are they the ONLY people who have such laws in the books to protect their lies?

      And no, Jews are not "just a religion", they are a race. They have their own genetic diseases and their YDNA can be traced back to common ancestry. I could convert to Judaism tomorrow and I wouldn't find myself anymore likely to have a Jewish disease then than I had yesterday.

      They'd certainly have you "believing" they are not a race though. Makes it easier on them to carry on acting against you (as a unified racial group) with impunity. It's nice and safe that way.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:24 am |
    • Haim

      With Jews deciding what is or is not "legitimate", do you think a "Goyim" would stand any chance of getting a fair trial? Of course not. So this subjective "catch' allows them to silence any and all opposition. Guess you thought us "Goyim" were too stupid to realize this?

      June 8, 2011 at 4:26 am |
    • Gaunt

      You get stupider every post. Zundel didnt prove anything, except that he was insane. Among his printed and self-published claims were that the Holocaust never happened, that Hitler was the best friend the Jews of Europe ever had, and that (not kidding) the Nazis set up a secret underground base in Antartica from where they still exist today and launch flying saucers. He also believed the Nazis were able to set up this base because they found a secret antartic passage to the Hollow centre of the planet, which was a tropical jungle. His 1978 book on the Nazis had a picture of flying saucers with nazi signs on it flying out of a secret antarctic jungle base.

      he never proved a thing, he never even tried. he was a complete lunatic desperate for attention who only became a hard core holocaust denier when he noticed that he got more response from those articles.

      HE is your great messiah of the holocaust denial movement? You are literally too stupid to live.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:30 am |
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