Kissenger apologizes for controversial gas chambers remarks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 25, 2010 01:22

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger apologized on Friday for saying it wouldn’t be an American concern if the USSR sent its Jews to the gas chambers during a conversation with then US President Richard Nixon in 1973.

Kissinger made the apology in a Washington Post opinion piece and said "references to gas chambers have no place in political discourse, and I am sorry I made that remark 37 years ago."

Kissinger's conversation with Nixon, had been recorded and he could be heard saying "the emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."


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