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Postby Oozy_Substance » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:54 am

In a letter sent in 1943 by Heinrich Himmler to Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Himmler sent his regards to al-Husseini and stated the Nazi party's support of "the struggle of freedom-loving Arabs against the Jewish invadors until the final victory".

Source (in Hebrew).

The website says this is the first time this letter is revealed.

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Postby Kleon_I XYZ Contagion » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:24 pm

Very Nice, Oozy.
It must November 11th, 1943 if I understand correctly.

It reminds me:
Do you know units of Mufti's Arabs recruits (anyway, these who didn't desert taking with them the weapons and waiting after for Rommel to reach the Middle East to take care together of the Palestine Jews), like Deutsch-Arabisches Infanterie Bataillon 845 etc were stationed in Greece, fighting against ELAS partisans (which included Greek Jews), and against the British SOE platoons, led by Jewish Brigadier Eddie Myers, who had Muslim servants, actually Turkish-Cypriots, but also a Christian Greek-Cypriot doctor, and the Jew 'Yuri the Palestinian' as one of his explosives guys?

Wasn't it a great human patchwork?
According to experts and scholars, the 10 stages of every genocide are
Classification Symbolization Discrimination Dehumanization Organization Polarization Preparation Persecution Extermination
... and finally the 10th stage:
Denial
http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/t ... ocide.html

XYZ Contagion (‘Because the truth is contagious‘), an investigative/research political and historical website, deals also with the Srebrenica Genocide
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Postby Jeff_36 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:32 am

Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:Very Nice, Oozy.
It must November 11th, 1943 if I understand correctly.

It reminds me:
Do you know units of Mufti's Arabs recruits (anyway, these who didn't desert taking with them the weapons and waiting after for Rommel to reach the Middle East to take care together of the Palestine Jews), like Deutsch-Arabisches Infanterie Bataillon 845 etc were stationed in Greece, fighting against ELAS partisans (which included Greek Jews), and against the British SOE platoons, led by Jewish Brigadier Eddie Myers, who had Muslim servants, actually Turkish-Cypriots, but also a Christian Greek-Cypriot doctor, and the Jew 'Yuri the Palestinian' as one of his explosives guys?

Wasn't it a great human patchwork?


Call Hollywood. Now.

In all seriousness, I was under the impression that Greek Jews (the Romanoit ones anyway) supported the EDES over the ELAS. Is that true?

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Postby Kleon_I XYZ Contagion » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am

Jeff_36 wrote:In all seriousness, I was under the impression that Greek Jews (the Romanoit ones anyway) supported the EDES over the ELAS. Is that true?


Not really.

EDES was the right-wing partisans. It was a small army, some very few thousands during the war and 8.000-10.000 at the end, and it was stationed in North-Western Greece, where Jannina is.
Romaniotes Jews, about 2.000, were mainly in Jannina.

ELAS was the left-wing, it was large, 150.000 at the end of the war, and it was all over Greece, everywhere.

EDES and ELAS were fighting each other after September 1943 and even after the Liberation.

Greek Jews partisans were at a number of 600 all over Greece and almost all of them were in ELAS.
I know of a very few cases of Romaniotes Jews joining EDES, I've seen not even half a dozen names.
Keep in mind, also, that the Jannina Rabbi was a very conservative (and anticommunist) leader of the Jewish community and he had forbidden Jannina's Jewish young men to join the partisans in general, especially ELAS, of course, but his prohibition went for every Jewish young man in Jannina, kind of 'you shouldn't leave your families alone'.
In fact, some of the young Jewish that did joined ELAS, at the week before the 25th of March, 1944, they returned to the city. And they were caught and perished in Poland.
All members of the Jewish community in Greece, since 1945, they say that if the Rabbi listened to the calls of EAM (the political branch of ELAS) to give permission to the boys (at least) to go to the mountains, a lot of them would survive, as it was the case in a number of other Greek cities.
According to experts and scholars, the 10 stages of every genocide are
Classification Symbolization Discrimination Dehumanization Organization Polarization Preparation Persecution Extermination
... and finally the 10th stage:
Denial
http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/t ... ocide.html

XYZ Contagion (‘Because the truth is contagious‘), an investigative/research political and historical website, deals also with the Srebrenica Genocide
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Postby NathanC » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:52 am

Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:
Jeff_36 wrote:In all seriousness, I was under the impression that Greek Jews (the Romanoit ones anyway) supported the EDES over the ELAS. Is that true?



Keep in mind, also, that the Jannina Rabbi was a very conservative (and anticommunist) leader of the Jewish community and he had forbidden Jannina's Jewish young men to join the partisans in general, especially ELAS, of course, but his prohibition went for every Jewish young man in Jannina, kind of 'you shouldn't leave your families alone'.
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Postby Jeff_36 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:02 pm

Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:
Jeff_36 wrote:In all seriousness, I was under the impression that Greek Jews (the Romanoit ones anyway) supported the EDES over the ELAS. Is that true?


Not really.

EDES was the right-wing partisans. It was a small army, some very few thousands during the war and 8.000-10.000 at the end, and it was stationed in North-Western Greece, where Jannina is.
Romaniotes Jews, about 2.000, were mainly in Jannina.

ELAS was the left-wing, it was large, 150.000 at the end of the war, and it was all over Greece, everywhere.

EDES and ELAS were fighting each other after September 1943 and even after the Liberation.

Greek Jews partisans were at a number of 600 all over Greece and almost all of them were in ELAS.
I know of a very few cases of Romaniotes Jews joining EDES, I've seen not even half a dozen names.
Keep in mind, also, that the Jannina Rabbi was a very conservative (and anticommunist) leader of the Jewish community and he had forbidden Jannina's Jewish young men to join the partisans in general, especially ELAS, of course, but his prohibition went for every Jewish young man in Jannina, kind of 'you shouldn't leave your families alone'.
In fact, some of the young Jewish that did joined ELAS, at the week before the 25th of March, 1944, they returned to the city. And they were caught and perished in Poland.
All members of the Jewish community in Greece, since 1945, they say that if the Rabbi listened to the calls of EAM (the political branch of ELAS) to give permission to the boys (at least) to go to the mountains, a lot of them would survive, as it was the case in a number of other Greek cities.



I see now. I had based my assumption on the fact that I had heard from multiple people that the Romaiotes were politically conservative and the Thessaloniki Sephardim were more left wing.

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Postby Kleon_I XYZ Contagion » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:57 pm

Yes, both true. One of the main founders of Greek Communist Party (KKE) was the Salonica Jew Avraam Benaroja (died in Israel in 1979), along with a lot of other Salonica Jews. The first socialist newspaper, I think its name was 'Avanti', was in Ladino. Two Jews pre-war Salonica MPs were executed by the Germans. The almost absolute majority of Greek Jewish partisans were in ELAS, some of them also members of KKE. And a lot of other examples.
According to experts and scholars, the 10 stages of every genocide are
Classification Symbolization Discrimination Dehumanization Organization Polarization Preparation Persecution Extermination
... and finally the 10th stage:
Denial
http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/t ... ocide.html

XYZ Contagion (‘Because the truth is contagious‘), an investigative/research political and historical website, deals also with the Srebrenica Genocide
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Postby Jeff_36 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:34 am

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Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:Yes, both true. One of the main founders of Greek Communist Party (KKE) was the Salonica Jew Avraam Benaroja (died in Israel in 1979), along with a lot of other Salonica Jews. The first socialist newspaper, I think its name was 'Avanti', was in Ladino. Two Jews pre-war Salonica MPs were executed by the Germans. The almost absolute majority of Greek Jewish partisans were in ELAS, some of them also members of KKE. And a lot of other examples.


But why the romanoites? IIRC they did not get along well with the Thessaloniki Sephardim and were politically closer to the EDES and Metaxes.

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Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:47 am

Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:Do you know units of Mufti's Arabs recruits (anyway, these who didn't desert taking with them the weapons and waiting after for Rommel to reach the Middle East to take care together of the Palestine Jews), like Deutsch-Arabisches Infanterie Bataillon 845 etc were stationed in Greece, fighting against ELAS partisans (which included Greek Jews), and against the British SOE platoons, led by Jewish Brigadier Eddie Myers, who had Muslim servants, actually Turkish-Cypriots, but also a Christian Greek-Cypriot doctor, and the Jew 'Yuri the Palestinian' as one of his explosives guys? Wasn't it a great human patchwork?


Jeff_36 wrote:Call Hollywood. Now.


That Hollywood mess has already been made. Tobruk (1967) with Rock Hudson, an American, leading Jewish resistance fighters, dressed as Germans, to trick Africa Corps and Italians armoured divisions to fight each other.

Clayton Moore, the retarded denier from JREF, claimed he was an extra on that movie, shot in California, and claimed he gathered a lot of history knowledge from being an extra.
:D

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Postby Xcalibur » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:08 am

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Kleon_I XYZ Contagion wrote:Do you know units of Mufti's Arabs recruits (anyway, these who didn't desert taking with them the weapons and waiting after for Rommel to reach the Middle East to take care together of the Palestine Jews), like Deutsch-Arabisches Infanterie Bataillon 845 etc were stationed in Greece, fighting against ELAS partisans (which included Greek Jews), and against the British SOE platoons, led by Jewish Brigadier Eddie Myers, who had Muslim servants, actually Turkish-Cypriots, but also a Christian Greek-Cypriot doctor, and the Jew 'Yuri the Palestinian' as one of his explosives guys? Wasn't it a great human patchwork?


Jeff_36 wrote:Call Hollywood. Now.


That Hollywood mess has already been made. Tobruk (1967) with Rock Hudson, an American, leading Jewish resistance fighters, dressed as Germans, to trick Africa Corps and Italians armoured divisions to fight each other.

Clayton Moore, the retarded denier from JREF, claimed he was an extra on that movie, shot in California, and claimed he gathered a lot of history knowledge from being an extra.
:D


Forgot about that cinematic tour de force... :lol:

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Postby Kleon_I XYZ Contagion » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:47 am

Jeff_36 wrote:But why the romanoites? IIRC they did not get along well with the Thessaloniki Sephardim and were politically closer to the EDES and Metaxes.


I didn't understand your last question. In general, Jews in Greece were more or less conservatives and close to the right-wing parties that always ruled Greece. It was (and it is, up until today) a minority's survival strategy, having good relationships with the authorities. Only in Salonica there were left-wing Jews even before Liberation/Annexation of Macedonia in 1912 during the Balkan Wars. Salonica's Jewish population was not a minority, it was huge, over 35%-40%, and there were sharp class distinctions.

For the Jannina's Romaniotes Jews, you can read this:
Rachel Dalven, The Holocaust in Janina, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 2.1, Johns Hopkins University Press, May 1984.

If you can't dowνload it from here or here, I can send it to you, if you want.
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Denial
http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/t ... ocide.html

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Postby Kleon_I XYZ Contagion » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:10 pm

- Six Unknown Photographs from a Visit to Nazi Germany by Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini
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Six photographs documenting a visit to Germany by Mufti Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini. [Germany, ca. 1943].
The photographs show al-Husseini, accompanied by a number of Nazi senior officials, dressed in uniforms, and a number of government officials, dressed in civilian clothes, during a tour apparently held at a camp in Germany (possibly, a camp of The German Labour Front). A lineup held for the visitors of the camp is seen in some of the photographs.
All the photographs are marked on reverse with the stamp "Photo-Gerhards Trebbin". The photographer's mark attests that they were developed in Trebbin, Germany, and may have been shot in its environs.
These photographs, previously unknown, document an unidentified visit to Germany by al-Husseini. We were unable to identify the men in the photographs. However, according to some speculations, among the photographed are possibly the Croatian politician Mile Budak (a member of the Ustase Party who served as Croatian envoy to Germany in 1941-1943), Iraqi politician Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Fritz Grobba (the German ambassador to Iraq, later in charge of Middle Eastern affairs at the German Foreign Ministry, known for his ties to al-Husseini and Rashid Ali al-Gaylani during al-Gaylani's revolt against the Iraqi government and in the following years) and the Austrian politician Arthur Seyss-Inquart.
Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini (1895?-1974) served as the Mufti of Jerusalem during the British Mandate period, in the years 1921-1937, and was known as one of the most important and influential leaders of the Palestinian Arabs and the Palestinian national movement.
Al-Husseini was born in Jerusalem to an eminent and well-established Palestinian-Arab family, many of whose members served in religious and political leadership roles. Al-Husseini studied in Jerusalem, Cairo and Istanbul, and with the outbreak of World War I was drafted to the Ottoman army. After his military service he returned to Jerusalem, where, among other things, he recruited volunteers for the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1916-1918).
Al-Husseini was a member of a number of Arab organizations and clubs with nationalist leanings. As part of his activities in these organizations, he was among the chief instigators of the 1920 riots, occurring in Jerusalem during the Nabi Musa festival. As a result he gained fame among the Arab public. In the aftermath of the riots, the British authorities issued an arrest warrant against al-Husseini and Aref al-Aref (a journalist who participated in the incitement leading up to the riots), and the two fled to the Transjordan. They were sentenced in absentia to ten years of imprisonment, but in the same year were pardoned by British High Commissioner Herbert Samuel (following appeals by a number of sheikhs and dignitaries from the Transjordan).
In 1921 al-Husseini was appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, and later chosen to serve as president of the Supreme Muslim Council. In these roles he acted against Jewish settlement of Palestine and in favor of Palestinian nationalism, contributing, among other things, to the 1929 Riots and the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt (al-Husseini was one of the initiators and organizers of the revolt, and the chairman of the Arab Higher Committee).
In 1937, after the British outlawed the Arab Higher Committee and dispersed the Supreme Muslim Council, al-Husseini fled to Lebanon, where he stayed for about two years before moving to Iraq. In Iraq he joined the politician Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and contributed significantly to the planning and organization of the revolt led by al-Gaylani in 1941. Following the revolt, al-Gaylani established a pro-Nazi government that demanded the expulsion of the British from Iraq, but his government did not last for long, and with the collapse of the coup, al-Husseini and al-Gaylani left Iraq. Al-Husseini first traveled to Fascist Italy (where he even met Mussolini), then to Nazi Germany. Al-Gaylani also arrived in Germany.
Haj Amin al-Husseini's ties with the Nazis, initiated before he had arrived in Germany, grew closer during his stay there: he had contacts with the German Foreign Ministry, with the upper echelons of the S.S. and the Gestapo, and even met with Adolf Hitler (their first meeting was in November 1941). One of al-Husseini's goals was to secure a joint German-Italian declaration recognizing the independence and unity of the Arab states, and the right of these states to act against the establishment of a national home for the Jews in Palestine. One of his major contributions to the German war effort as part of his activities in favor of the Axis Powers was the recruitment of fighters to the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS in 1943. This division, called Handschar, was established by the Germans in the region of Croatia under the rule of the pro-Nazi Ustase Party (which then included Bosnia and Herzegovina). Most of the recruits were from among the Muslim population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the recruitment was carried out with the encouragement of al-Husseini, who was sent there especially by the German authorities. In addition, al-Husseini established the "Arab Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question" in Berlin - an institute founded with German funding and constituting the Berlin parallel to the "Institute for the Study of the Jewish Problem" active in Frankfurt, whose declared objective was the expulsion of the Jews from German territory. As a result of these and other activities, al-Husseini was included at the end of World War II in the list of "war criminals" of the Yugoslav Committee Investigating the War Crimes of the Occupiers and their Collaborators.
Al-Husseini's relations with the Axis Powers have been closely studied and still arouse questions. Some see his collaboration with the Germans as motivated by the pragmatic interests of a leader who sought to acquire a strong ally in support of Arab national goals, while others associate his collaboration with his enthusiasm for German policies towards the Jews and their plan for a "Final Solution", and even with an aspiration on his part to expand the genocide to Palestine as well.
6 photographs, approx. 6.5X9.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains, tears and creases.
Estimation: $20000 - $30000


Kleon: Key elements of the story of this man:

- A Backgrounder of the Nazi Activities in North Africa and the Middle East During the Era of the Holocaust including An Overview of the Arab World Leader: Amin Al-Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and his Connection with the Third Reich, International Sephardic Leadership Council 2006
http://x2t.com/Grand-Mufti

- Meet BDS fan Haj Amin al-Husseini - the ‘Hitler of the Holy Land’, The Warped Mirror, 15/05/2017
https://warped-mirror.com/2017/05/15/me ... holy-land/

- Jeffrey Herf, Hitler and the Nazis’ Anti-Zionism, Fathom
http://fathomjournal.org/hitler-and-the ... zionism-2/

- Professor David Patterson, Nazis, Jihadists, and Jew Hatred, Flashpoint 34, 30/09/2016
http://isgap.org/flashpoint/nazis-jihad ... ew-hatred/

- Herbert Eiteneier, The Nazi-Islamist Connection, Jewish Political Studies Review 18:1-2, Spring 2006
http://www.jcpa.org/phas/phas-eiteneier-s06.htm

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According to experts and scholars, the 10 stages of every genocide are
Classification Symbolization Discrimination Dehumanization Organization Polarization Preparation Persecution Extermination
... and finally the 10th stage:
Denial
http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocide/t ... ocide.html

XYZ Contagion (‘Because the truth is contagious‘), an investigative/research political and historical website, deals also with the Srebrenica Genocide
https://xyzcontagion.wordpress.com/about/#English


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Postby Jeffk 1970 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:40 pm

My comment to follow along. Carry on.

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Postby Jeff_36 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:34 pm

We know that Al-Hussaiani was aware of the final solution. He mentioned that Himmler had told him about it in 1943. This is corroborated by radio broadcasts he made around this time.

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Postby Sergey_Romanov » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:13 pm

The Mufti story is useful since some quotes prove the extermination plans (his talks with Hitler, his memoirs). Of course many wingnuts exaggerate his role and even mangle citations in the process.

Here is what I wrote elsewhere in 2015, omitting the links.

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Netanyahu:

Netanyahu stressed that there are many testimonies of the mufti’s involvement in the Final Solution. He quoted parts of the testimony given by Adolf Eichmann’s deputy Dieter Wisliceny at the Nuremberg trials. Wisliceny said that “the mufti played an important role in the Final Solution and was one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of European Jews.”


Geller:

Exactly. Here at Atlas I have been calling attention to this for years. SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Dieter Wisliceny, a close collaborator of Adolf Eichmann, testified that “the grand mufti, who had been in Berlin since 1938, played a role in the decision of the German government to exterminate the European Jews the importance of which must not be disregarded. He had repeatedly suggested to the various authorities with whom he had been in contact, above all before Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler, the extermination of European jury. He considers this as a comfortable solution of the Palestine problem. In his messages broadcast from Berlin, he surpassed us in anti-Jewish attacks. He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and has constantly been cited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard say that, accompanied by Eichmann, he has visited incognito the gas chamber it Auschwitz.” The statement referred to in the affidavit was made by Eichmann in his office in Budapest on June 4, 1944; the confirmation by Wisliceny was given some days later also in Budapest.

Further, according to testimony at the Nurenberg trials, “[T]he mufti was a bitter arch enemy of the Jews and had always been the protagonist of the idea of their annihilation. This idea the mufti had always advanced in his conversations with Eichmann.”


Joseph Schechtman in his 1965 book about the Mufti:

There also is direct evidence as to the Mufti’s influence in the implementation of the physical destruction of Eu­ropean Jewry.
In June 1944, Dieter Wisliceny told Dr. Rudolf Kastner., representative of the Budapest rescue council, that he was convinced that the Mufti had “played a role in the deci­sion to exterminate the European Jews.” “The importance of this role,” he insisted, “must not be disregarded… . The Mufti had repeatedly suggested to the various au­thorities with whom he was maintaining contact, above all to Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himrnler, the extermination of European Jewry. He considered this as a comfortable solution of the Palestine problem.’»61
Wisliceny was even more explicit in his conversation with Engineer Endre Steiner of Bratislava:
The Mufti was one of the initiators of the systematic exterm­ination of European Jewry and had been a collaborator and advisor of Eichmann and Himmler in the execution of this plan, …He was one of Eichmann’s best friends and had constantly incited him to accelerate the extermination measures. I heard him say that, accompanied by Eichmann, he had visited incognito the gas chamber of Auschwitz.”62

Let’s start with Schechtman. His Steiner quote is actually a composite of a real Steiner quote (“The Mufti was…” to “…the plan”) and a Kastner quote (“He was one…” to “…Auschwitz”). The Kastner affidavit in question is hard to find online. It was published e.g. in Dalin and Rothmann’s Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam. Here’s a newspaper from 1946 that partially quotes the same affidavit and dates it to Jan. 25, 1946.

Here’s the Steiner affidavit. As you can see, it contains the first part of the quote, but not the second (Eichmann’s friend/visited Auschwitz). So Schechtman was sloppy, and it is apparently due to this that the claim of visiting Auschwitz is sometimes attributed to Steiner’s affidavit, even though it obviously cannot be found there.

One important thing to note about Steiner’s affidavit is that it was read by Wisliceny, who wrote on the bottom of the document:

I have read these statements, they’re correct contentwise with the exception of Eichmann being born in Palestine and the Mufti being Himmler’s “constant collaborator”. I never used this formulation.


So Wisliceny did seem to confirm several crucial points by not contesting them (how credible this is is another issue; he didn’t seem to mention these things in his post-war testimonies), but those were still not his exact words and he pointed out two mistakes in this alleged re-telling.

The same applies to the Kastner affidavit. Like Steiner’s affidavit, this is hearsay, not Wisliceny’s testimony at Nuremberg or elsewhere. It’s not about whether Kastner’s and Steiner’s statements were true, it’s about misrepresentation of hearsay as a direct testimony.

The Netanyahu quote also seems to be a composite of the Kastner and Steiner material. The first part, about the important role, is probably from Kastner (the Mufti “played a role in the decision of the German government to exterminate the European Jews the importance of which must not be disregarded”), whereas the second part, about the Mufti being one of the initiators, is straight from Steiner (“one of the initiators of the systematic extermination of the European Jewry”). In neither case is this a direct Wisliceny testimony.

Geller’s first quote is from Kastner, the second one is from Steiner.


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