Letter to Gemlich. September 16, Dear Herr Gemlich,. If the threat with which Jewry faces our people has given rise to undeniable hostility on the part of a. Mayr forwarded Gemlich’s letter to Hitler and asked him to reply. Hitler complied with the request and wrote the following response on September 16, This week, Mr. Plöckinger compared a copy of the document acquired by the center with the version of the Gemlich letter at the Bavarian State.
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You are not permitted gemlcih download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. A detail of a letter written in by Adolf Hitler, calling for the annihilation of Jews. Adolf Hitler, with the last few scribbled letters drooping downward.
The date is and, decades before the Holocaust, the year-old German soldier – born in Austria – penned what are believed to be Hitler’s first written comments calling for the annihilation of Jews.
Written on a German army typewriter, Hitler’s letter has long been known to scholars. It is considered significant because it demonstrates how early he was forming his anti-Semitic views.
The document was displayed on Tuesday by the founder of a Jewish human rights organization lettee purchased what he says is the original letter last month.
Hitler “set the gold standard about man’s inhumanity to man,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, named after the late Nazi hunter.
Ziegler, according to the rabbi. Ziegler is said to have found the four typed pages in a Nazi archive near Nuremberg, Germany, in the final months of World War 2.
In one section, Hitler said that a powerful government could curtail the so-called “Jewish threat” by denying their rights. But “its final aim, however, must be the uncompromising removal of the Jews altogether.
At the time, Hitler was serving in the German army, and had taken to riling up the troops with his anti-Semitic rants.
A superior officer urged Hitler to put his ideas on paper. Known as the Gemlich letter, the document was certified as lettrr in by handwriting expert Charles Hamilton, grmlich had revealed the infamous “Hitler Diaries” to be forgeries.
Adolf Gemlich created propaganda for the German army. Hitler wrote the letter to him at the suggestion of Captain Ulrich Mayr, to help popularise the notion that someone was responsible for Germany’s defeat in World War 1.
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