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April 26, 2004
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The Nazi-era archbishop of Canterbury suggested Jews were responsible for their persecution by the Nazis, newly revealed documents show. Cosmo Gordon Lang, who was head of the worldwide Anglican Church from 1928 to 1942, made the comment to American diplomat James McDonald shortly before World War II. McDonald, who went on to become the first U.S. ambassador to Israel, encountered a similar attitude from leading British Conservative lawmaker Nancy Astor.

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