Weird adventures in family trees by mattsteinglass
August 12, 2008, 5:18 pm
Filed under: Jews

As a result of coming in contact with some long-lost relatives via Facebook, I became aware of a probable great-uncle, Meyer Steinglass, who was the longtime publicity director of Israel Bonds. It further seems that back in 1936, Meyer Steinglass published an interview with a then-famous biographer and recent convert to Zionism named Emil Ludwig, in which Ludwig said he was grateful Hitler had come along to show Jews that assimilation would never work, and predicted Hitler would be soon forgotten but that his main historical legacy would be the success of a Jewish state in Palestine. (Apologies to John Hagee for any implication he invented this meme.)

But the really weird part is that this interview of Emil Ludwig by Meyer Steinglass in 1936 seems to have become a fixture of anti-Zionist literature and can now be found in Bahassa-language anti-Zionist websites based in Malaysia.

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