Simon Wiesenthal Center Unveils Early Hitler Letter In New York City

NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – A Jewish human rights organization has acquired a letter by Adolf Hitler believed to contain his first written comments detailing his belief that Jews were a threat and should be removed.

Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said Tuesday that the center paid $150,000 to a private dealer last month to obtain the 1919 Hitler letter.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports: Hier Says Document Has Too Much To Say To History

Hier said the letter was typed on a German army typewriter. He said it “set the gold standard” for man’s inhumanity to man.

The letter called for a strong government that could handle the “Jewish threat” and bring about the “removal of the Jews altogether.”

Hier unveiled the letter in New York but the center plans to put it on view at its Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

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  • ???

    dude, the hate.
    haven’t you learned anything?

  • wuzmoo

    Wow that is truly amazing stuff dude.

  • Carol

    This man was horrible because he hated one (1) Jew that told him he couldn’t paint and that hate grew and grew until all he could see was hate and when that happens no matter he does the person he hated is the soal reason for living so every Jew to him needed to be killed to stop the hurt and pain he was suffering and that is so sad but true.

    My father was Austrian and he was a very difficult man to say the least not so much on the children but on my mom he wanted everything his way or no way or the highway he demanded that things are to be done by his rule.

    Even when he became ill from a stroke he demanded everything as though he owned all of us he demanded to get cigarettes no matter what it took and that was the cause of stroke she had to do everything for him no matter what and I mean everything bathe him brush his teeth put on his clothes everything and never did I see him be pleasant with her it took ten (10) years for him to die but she was a very strong lady and she kept on she even had to take care of my twin sister for three (3) more years after they discovered a brain tumor and she treated her badly and even after thirteen (13) years of hard labor she worked for thirty (30) years for s local church and she had to drive fiveteen (15) miles one way to work and worked to the age of eight-one (81).

    She passed away at the age of eighty-eight (88) and what took her was a fall because she was still balancing her check book and taking care of herself.

  • Carol

    Just remember when you point at someone three fingers come back to you so be careful what you wish.

  • John G

    “Gold Standard for man’s inhumanity to man”?!
    Not even close!
    Why is there this perverted desire by Jews to make the Holocaust THE worst genocide/ethnic cleansing ever?
    Though the Holocaust was indeed terrible and a sad mark on humanity, ALL genocides are horrific! And to be terribly honest, I feel the genocides going on TODAY are even worse since you’d think we learned something in this “modern age”.
    It’s just so off-putting when I constantly hear this air of “Our was the worst” mentality in regards to the Jewish Holocaust. Why the need for this competitive language?

    • Carol

      Just look what has happened in Miami the Cubans moved in and look who is leaving the Americans because they can’t tolerate what is going on not only Americans leaving they are marrying Cubans and once that happens the children are raised Cuban and they way they eat and all kinds of things that aren’t American.

      I know because I have seen it first hand and it is happening everyday but nobody wants to speak out and say something because for some reason theyare afraid of telling the truth so it happens all of the time in a very suddle way but it h happens.

  • trust

    personally, i think it’s a strange item that ironically memorializes Hitler. for shame.

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