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Note to Hitler: ‘nazi’ is Hebrew for Prince

May 17, 1935
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That “Nazi” is really a Hebrew word is related in the Morning Post here, in an article poking fun at the Nazi anti-Jewish policy.

“It is of course merely an accident but not without humor that the word Nazi is in itself Jewish, meaning a prince or a priest,” the paper writes.

The Hebrew word for prince is “Nassi.”

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