Sunday, July 19, 2015

UK: "The Royal family could not possibly have known the true wickedness of Hitler"

The Sun posted a video of Queen Elizabeth giving the Nazi salute in 1934-5:
Egging on her sister Princess Margaret, three, is their uncle Prince Edward, Prince of Wales. He was a sympathiser towards Hitler’s Nazi Germany and became King Edward VIII.

The stunning film footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute is today revealed by The Sun.

The astonishing clip lay hidden for eight decades. The grainy home movie is thought to have been shot in 1933 or 1934, as Hitler rose to supreme power in Germany.

 In The Telegrah, Tim Stanley explains that nobody could have possibly known how bad Hitler was.  This was a decade before the Holocaust, after all.

What Stanley doesn't mention is that Hitler wrote Mein Kampf in 1925.  Ignoring antisemitism leads to dead Jews.  Maybe British media should learn that lesson instead of trying to rewrite history.

The Palace, in its turn, expressed its disappointment that the film was made public.

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