JERUSALEM—The U.N.’s cultural agency said Friday it is pulling funding for a Palestinian youth magazine that published an article written by a teenage girl who presented four role models: a medieval Persian mathematician, a modern Egyptian novelist, the Muslim warrior Saladin, and Hitler. In the article, the author has Hitler telling her in a dream that he killed Jews “so you would all know that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world.” He advises her to be “resilient and patient concerning the suffering that Palestine is experiencing at their hands.” “Thanks for the advice,” the narrator replies.
The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, released a statement praising UNESCO’s decision. “As victims of the horrors of Nazi brutality, we learned with deep shock that a Palestinian children’s magazine could approvingly speak of Hitler’s extermination of Jews as an example to be emulated. This was monstrous and grotesque.”