It doesn't surprise me all. I read once in an essay by George Orrwell ,that after WWII the first people to forgive and forget the Germans for the atrocities they committed would be the Leftist opinion leaders, among them Victor Gollanz,, a Jewish intellectual, no less. The fact was,there were any number of the Bllosmbury crowd that thought of Hitlar and Stalin as the wave of the future..
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