I didn't mean to let Hitler off the hook for the Holocaust, Netanyahu says

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 30, 2015 18:17

Following the controversy over his remarks suggesting that it was the Palestinian mufti who nudged Adolf Hitler to annihilate European Jewry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a clarification on his personal Facebook page Friday which stated that he had no intent to diminish the Fuhrer's responsibility for the genocide.

"Hitler and the Nazi leadership are responsible for the murder of six million Jews," the premier wrote. "The decision to move from a policy of deporting Jews to the Final Solution was made by the Nazis and was not dependent on outside influence. The Nazis saw in the Mufti a collaborator, but they did not need him to decide on the systematic destruction of European Jewry, which began in June 1941."


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