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October 22, 2015

Netanyahu blames the Grand Mufti for the Holocaust, not Hitler (updated)

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 8:28 am

Update: October 31, 2015

Netanyahu has retracted his statement about the Grand Mufti, which is the subject of this blog post.  You can read about his retraction on this news article:

As everyone in the world knows, Hitler was the worse person, who ever lived.  Of course, Hitler is to blame for every bad thing that ever happened in his lifetime.

Continue reading my original post.

al Husseini, the Grand Mufti

Haj Amin al Husseini, the Grand Mufti

According to this news article, Benjamin Netanyahu blames the Grand Mufti, the man in the photo above, for the Holocaust, not Hitler.  But Germany insists that Germany was to blame:

The Grand Mufti inspects Muslim troops sent to fight for Germany

The Grand Mufti inspects Muslim troops sent to fight for Germany (Click to enlarge)

This quote is from the CNN news article:

(CNN)There’s no question Adolf Hitler led Nazi Germany when it implemented the “final solution” in an effort to kill all Jews.

But, in a speech this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested it wasn’t Hitler’s idea.

Rather, he pointed to Jerusalem’s then-grand mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who met with the Nazi leader in Germany in the early 1940s.

“Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” Netanyahu said Tuesday at the 37th Zionist Congress, according to a transcript on his website. “And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’

“‘So what should I do with them?’ (Hitler) asked. (Husseini) said, ‘Burn them.'”

There’s no video or audio, not even a transcript, that can definitively prove Netanyahu’s account of the conversation between Hitler and Husseini, who as grand mufti oversaw Muslim sites in Jerusalem. But it quickly spurred criticism in Israel and the Palestinian territories, with some claiming that Netanyahu had effectively absolved Hitler of the Holocaust’s most gruesome, deplorable aspect and instead blamed Husseini — then and now a renowned figure in Palestinian circles — for the systematic killing of more than 6 million Jews using gas chambers and firing squads.

End Quote

Hitler talks to al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti

Hitler talks to al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti, November 1941

What a revolting development this is!  Hitler was the worst person animal who ever lived.  Everything was his fault.

You can read another news article about this subject at

I had to look all this up, to refresh my memory.

This quote is from The Jewish Virtual Library:

Begin quote:

In 1941, Haj Amin al-Husseini fled to Germany and met with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Joachim Von Ribbentrop and other Nazi leaders. He wanted to persuade them to extend the Nazis’ anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.

The Mufti sent Hitler 15 drafts of declarations he wanted Germany and Italy to make concerning the Middle East. One called on the two countries to declare the illegality of the Jewish home in Palestine. Furthermore, “they accord to Palestine and to other Arab countries the right to solve the problem of the Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries, in accordance with the interest of the Arabs and, by the same method, that the question is now being settled in the Axis countries.”

In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy. The Nazi dictator rebuffed the Mufti’s requests for a declaration in support of the Arabs, however, telling him the time was not right. The Mufti offered Hitler his “thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches….The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely….the Jews….” Hitler replied:

Germany stood for uncompromising war against the Jews. That naturally included active opposition to the Jewish national home in Palestine….Germany would furnish positive and practical aid to the Arabs involved in the same struggle….Germany’s objective [is]…solely the destruction of the Jewish element residing in the Arab sphere….In that hour the Mufti would be the most authoritative spokesman for the Arab world. The Mufti thanked Hitler profusely.

In 1945, Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his role in recruiting 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who participated in the killing of Jews in Croatia and Hungary. He escaped from French detention in 1946, however, and continued his fight against the Jews from Cairo and later Beirut. He died in 1974.

End quote

One of the regular readers of my blog touched on this subject in an essay which he sent to me several years ago:

Scroll down to read this quote from the essay:

Eichmann still continued to speak about emigration, but in 1940, the remaining opportunities were very few. It is noteworthy that in December 1940, Benjamn Murmelstein had been ordered to work out a plan, and submit an essay, for a possible Jewish Homeland. Driven by his Zionist ideals – although as a rabbi he had to avoid any official affiliation – Benjamin Murmelstein expressed the view that a Jewish Homeland could be settled in Palestine only with the help of “that power which at the end of war will be leading in the Near East Area.” It seems that Eichmann commented: “Murmelstein does not understand that only Germany can win the war and be the leading power in Near East Area.”

The point is “What did Eichmann know at that time?” In November 1937, he had visited the Near East Area for talks with Arab representatives.

At the “FUEHRER HEADQUARTERs,” in December 1940, it was already clear that Germany had to come into the war in Libya and Egypt, as in Greece where Italian armies had beat a withdrawal

The Mufti El Husseini, after having met Mussolini in Rome, preferred to go to Berlin where he had a talk with Hitler.

End quote


  1. The Mufti FLED to Germany? What,or whom, was he fleeing FROM?

    Comment by Jett Rucker — October 22, 2015 @ 11:01 am

    • This could be a misprint. Maybe he FLEW to Germany.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 22, 2015 @ 11:06 am

      • it is not a misprint the British put a price of 25 thousand pounds on his head and he escaped in an ” adventurous ” way via Italy. ( See last 10 secs of this video )

        Comment by peter — October 22, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

  2. Dear Furtherglory. The quotation from my essay here shown is my first coimment to these foolish speech of Netanyahhu. Second, I feel that Israel need urgently a new Prime Minister. Third. Thorough studies and a much better teaching of history is necessary world wide. Fourth, Hitler certainly did not wait for the Mufti, he considered as a semite, to enact his racist programm. The Mufti seemed usefull for winning the support of Arab Moslem nationalists and so Hitler reluctantly granted hin a talk.
    I feel again a great bitterness for the evidence given by my Father had not been considered and his book does not find any English or USA publisher.The work done by Claude Lanzmann to get and secure for the future that evidence had not been rightly appreciated by some circles too much busy in the Shoah Business.

    Comment by Wolf MURNELSTEIN — October 22, 2015 @ 9:24 am

    • I didn’t know that your father wrote a book. I think that many people would be interested in reading his book, translated into English, of course. People in America don’t speak several languages, as they do in Europe, so it would have to be translated into English. I think that your father’s name is relatively well known in America, and many people would love to read his book.

      It is easy to get a book published in America. There are various places where you can go to get a book published. Just do a search on “How to publish a book”.

      Virtually every Holocaust survivor has published a book, so this is not hard to do.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 22, 2015 @ 10:20 am

      • And quite a few Holocaust NON-survivors (people who weren’t in it in the first place) have published books, too. Elie Wiesel, for instance.

        Comment by Jett Rucker — October 22, 2015 @ 11:00 am

        • I believe that you are correct — Eli Wiesel was never in Auschwitz. He made too many mistakes in his book. I wrote about this on this blog post:

          On that blog post, I wrote:
          “In 1954, at a time when there was no market for Holocaust survivor books, Elie Wiesel allegedly wrote an 862 page book called Un di Velt Hot Gesvign (And the World Remained Silent). This 862 page book became the basis for the book Night. Elie claims that he typed up this book, which was written in Yiddish, while he was on an ocean voyage to Brazil in the Spring of 1954. Yiddish is a dialect of German, but it is written with Hebrew letters.”

          I think that every Holocaust survivor, who wants to write a book, should have a Holocaust revisionist read their manuscript and point out any obvious errors.

          Comment by furtherglory — October 22, 2015 @ 11:18 am

      • FURTHERGLORY! Thanks for the advise. The problem is that my Father’s book in no way meets Shoah Business rules He tried to tell the things avoiding the tear pressing and the the emotional style; no too personal questions or events mentioned. .

        Comment by Wolf MURNELSTEIN — October 22, 2015 @ 11:09 am

        • You wrote: “my Father’s book in no way meets Shoah Business rules..” That is exactly why his book should be published. People in America love books that are controversial.

          Comment by furtherglory — October 22, 2015 @ 11:22 am

          • Controversial books might be popular but they can’t be too controversial!

            Comment by peter — October 22, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

      • Furtheglory! The most of the survivors avoided – not having the force – to tell or write about the painfull events passed through. Besides, every individual record ought to be strongly evaluated for consistency with events made certain by courts or serious historical research. One of our personal experiences: In 1945 at Prague a former Theresienstadt inmate published a book with a lot of nonsense in general and special on my Father. When my Father met this guy he asked him: “why wrote You that nonsense? The answer had been. “I thought You never will be released.”. That paper waster – a professional journalist – met the Shoah Business standards.

        Comment by Wolf MURNELSTEIN — October 25, 2015 @ 8:28 am

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