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Roth Dedicates Book on Sassoons to Hitler

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The honor of having a prominent Jewish historian’s book on a famous Jewish family dedicated to him is the latest, though unsolicited, “tribute” to Adolf Hitler. The book is Cecil Roth’s “The Sassoon Dynasty,” published today by the Robert Hale firm.

Prof. Roth explains he dedicated the work to the German Chancellor, first, because he considered the topic “a useful object lesson to the people whom you have misled into thinking themselves a pure and superior race,” showing that England was enriched by receiving fresh elements from other sources and, second, “I am happy to have this opportunity to express once again by profound execration and abhorrence, not merely as a Jew and Englishman, but as a human being, of you, your ideals, your methods and all you stand for.”

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