Et Tu, Lavrov? The Bountiful Conspiracies About Hitler's Jewish Blood

Most of the claims about ‘Hitler’s Jewish blood,’ repeated Sunday by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, arise from the fact that the identity of his paternal grandfather is unknown. The answer to that question seems to have been buried with his grandmother

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov caused outrage Sunday when he declared that “Hitler had Jewish blood.” Speaking on Italian television, he said of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy: “So what if Zelenskyy is Jewish? The fact does not negate the Nazi elements in Ukraine. I believe that Hitler also had Jewish blood. It means absolutely nothing. The wise Jewish people said that the most ardent antisemites are usually Jews. Every family has its black sheep, as we say.”

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