A newly-discovered historical document records the Nazi leader condemning what he called ‘violence all on sides’ during the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.
‘It’s regrettable that some anti-social elements within the Jewish community chose to behave violently towards members of the SS, who were peaceably going about their business of forcing them onto cattle trucks to be taken to gas chambers and slaughtered in their millions.’
He added that he was not aware of the SS themselves being violent, but any reports of this would be thoroughly investigated. ‘Right after I pop into Marks and Spencers for some gefilte fish on a bagel.’
However, he denied any sort of moral equivalence between the two sides, saying that resistance to the Nazi occupation was clearly the reason for the occupation in the first place. He concluded that reports that he had something against the Jews as a whole were ‘fake news’, and in fact it was only certain Jews he had a problem with: ‘The ones who are still alive.’