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Top Israeli Holocaust scholar says anti-Semitism caused World War II

The leading Israeli scholar on the Holocaust, Yehuda Bauer, has told the Times of Israel that anti-Semitism was “probably mainly” responsible for World War II.

“Anti-Semitism is a cancer that eats the world, and World War II is proof of that.”

Professor Bauer made the comments in response to Polish President Andrzej Duda’s decision not to attend this year’s World Holocaust Forum. The event will be held at the residence of the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and will be attended by dignitaries including the king of Spain.

Professor Bauer cited Hitler’s fear of Jewish power, expressed in a secret memorandum written by Hitler in 1936, as the trigger that led to the outbreak of the war in Europe.… Read the rest