Minor Thai Royal: Hitler Was a Genius, Holocaust Was Jewish 'Propaganda'

Israeli ambassador expresses 'disappointment and regret' at Facebook post by descendant of 19th century Thai king.

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Adolf Hitler, 1943.
Adolf Hitler, 1943.Credit: AP

A minor Thai royal has posted on Facebook that Hitler was a genius whom Jewish bankers and Zionists destroyed, DPA reported Thursday.

Rungguna Kitiyakara, 46, a descendant of 19th century King Rama V and a distant cousin of Queen Sirikit, also wrote that the Holocaust had never occurred, and was only "propaganda" designed to elicit sympathy for Jewish actions against Palestinians.

The post drew a protest from Simon Roded, Israel's ambassador to Thailand, who expressed "disappointment and regret" over Kitiyakara's post, saying it was "a shame that someone with such opportunity, and education would perpetuate a myth that history has proven false." 

In December, a propaganda video produced by Thailand's ruling junta was condemned by the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok for including a scene of a schoolboy painting an image of Hitler. The clip was commissioned to promote the "12 core values" every Thai student should learn. 

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