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The Islamo-Arab radical evil mind that invented the fake quote attributed to Hitler: "I could have killed them all but I left some... to show"

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Submitted by Nir (United States), Aug 3, 2022 at 17:12

THE ARAB-ISLAMIC INVENTION OF THE FAKE QUOTE ATTRIBUTED TO HITLER "I COULD HAVE KILLED ALL THE JEWS BUT I LEFT..."

Christoph H. Schwarz, Adoleszenz in einem palästinensischen Flüchtlingscamp: Generationenverhältnisse, Möglichkeitsräume und das Narrativ der Rückkehr
Springer-Verlag, 2014 M08 6 - 476, p. 433.
[https://books.google.com/books?id=hh89BAAAQBAJ&pg=PA433]

[... Zudem war dieser Umgang einer sinnvollen Datenerhebung wenig förderlich, da ich in den entsprechenden Situationen ebensowenig in der Lage war, ruhig nachzufragen, um weiter zu eruieren, was etwa die Figur Hitler für meine Gesprächspartner genauer bedeutete, von welcher Relevanz ihre positive Bezugnahme zum Nationalsozialismus in ihrem Alltag war und über wie viel Wissen über die Shoah sie verfügten.

Dieses Interaktionsmuster zeigte sich auch in der Begegnung mit Samir und Hassan.
Als sie mir bei unserer das erste Begegnung
Fotos auf Hassans Computer zeigten, präsentierten sie mir auch ein zugangsbeschränktes Internet-Forum, auf dem sie mit ihren Freunden kommunizierten. Als Samir zum Ende der Seite runterscrollte, bemerkte ich, dass neben zahlreichen Bildern von Arafat dort auch ein Bild von Hitler zu sehen war. Ich bat ihn, mir dieses Bild noch einmal zu zeigen. Das Foto zeigte Hitler, in einem Cabrio stehend, umringt von einer begeisterten Menschenmenge (anscheinend alle SS-Männer), die ihm die Hand zum Hitlergruß entgegenstrecken, wobei diejenigen in nächster Nähe des Autos auch versuchen, ihm die Hand zu schütteln oder ihn an den Schultern zu berühren.

Hitler lächelt auf dem Foto, steht leicht vorgebeugt und erwidert den Handschlag auf beiden Seiten des Autos.
Über dieses Foto war ein Text auf Arabisch gelegt (auf Brusthöhe Hitlers), den Samir und Hassan mir so übersetzten: "Hitler sagte in seinem Buch (Mein Kampf): Es stand in meiner Macht alle Juden der Welt zu töten, doch ich habe einige...

Das Bild scheint relativ verbreitet zu sein, ich fand es später nach kurzer Internetrecherche auf anderen Seiten als dem geschlossenen Forum von Samir; wenn man "Hitler" in arabischen Buchstaben bei der Google-Bildersuche eingab, war es 2009 unter den ersten 120 Treffern zu finden.]

... In addition, this way of dealing with a meaningful collection of data was not very conducive, since I was just as incapable of calmly asking questions in the relevant situations in order to find out what the figure of Hitler meant to my interlocutors, the relevance of their positive reference to National Socialism in their everyday life and how much knowledge they had about the Shoah.

This interaction pattern was also evident in the encounter with Samir and Hassan.
When she met me for the first time showing photos on Hassan's computer, they also presented me with a restricted internet forum where they communicated with their friends.

When Samir scrolled down to the bottom of the page, I noticed that there was a picture of Hitler in addition to numerous pictures of Arafat. I asked him to show me this picture again. The photo showed Hitler standing in a convertible, surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd (apparently all SS men) extending their hands to him in a Nazi salute, with those closest to the car also attempting to shake his hand or touch his shoulders.

Hitler smiles in the photo, leans slightly forward and returns the handshake on both sides of the car.
Over this photo was a text in Arabic (at Hitler's chest level), which Samir and Hassan translated for me as follows: "Hitler said in his book (Mein Kampf): It was in my power to kill all the Jews in the world, but I have..."

The picture seems to be relatively common, I found it later after a short internet search on other sites than Samir's closed forum; if you entered "Hitler" in Arabic letters in the Google image search, it was among the first 120 hits in 2009.

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Asser Khattab,

Swastikas in Damascus

Newslinesmag, March 17, 2021.

[https://newlinesmag.com/essays/swastikas-in-damascus/]

"I could have killed all Jews, but I left some of them alive in order to show..." Hitler never once said these words, but I remember the made-up quote circulating on Facebook since the site gained popularity among Syrians around 2009. It was usually paired with a black background and a photo of Hitler himself.

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Antisemitic Statements and Cartoons in Wake of Gaza War

Memri, Apr 1, 2009..

[https://www.memri.org/reports/antisemitic-statements-and-cartoons-wake-gaza-war]

In a section devoted to comments on current affairs, the independent Sudanese daily Al-Sahafa published a short report containing a quote by Hitler. The report said: "The media is re-publishing [the following] quote by Adolf Hitler: 'I could have killed all the Jews in the world, but I spared some of them so that ..."

Al-Sahafa (Sudan), January 11, 2009.

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Petra Marquardt-Bigman,

Arab Jew-hate and the western media

The Jerusalem Post, Jan 18, 2013.

https://www.jpost.com/blogs/the-warped-mirror/arab-jew-hate-and-the-western-media-364942]

A translation of the relevant passages of the speech by MEMRI shows that Abbas named Husseini – widely known as "Hitler's Mufti" – as one of Palestine's "pioneers." Given that Abbas has faced much criticism for his Ph.D. thesis that questioned the Holocaust and claimed collaboration between the Nazis and the Zionist movement, he surely knew what he was doing. (And presumably Germany's Social Democrats know what they are doing when they declare that they have "common values" with Fatah.)

The second example illustrates how this kind of nonchalant embrace of prominent Nazi-collaborators is reflected and amplified on popular social media sites: the Facebook page of "Palestine News" boasts more than 425,000 "Likes," and when I checked it out just now, it registered "86,142 talking about this."

A few days ago, this image with a supposed quote from Hitler was posted on the page:

This posting garnered 1853 "Likes;" the accompanying text is basically the same as a purported Hitler quote provided in a popular "Hitler quotes" app: "I could have killed all the Jews in the world, but I spared some of them so you ..."

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