Obama praises Nazi collaborator in statement celebrating Jewish Heritage Month

This isn't the first time that the White House has shown an ignorance of history that they've later had to correct. But the irony of praising the ex-patriot American poet Gertrude Stein in a proclamation celebrating Jewish Heritage Month is too rich to let go. Stein, whose collaborationist activities with the Vichy regime in France were widely criticized, is a hero to many leftists despite her Nazi sympathies, which are either downplayed or ignored by many. Breitbart: Stein, who was Jewish, supported the puppet Vichy regime in France in the Second World War through her friend, historian and Nazi collaborator Bernard Fay. The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently agreed to update an exhibition of Stein's work with a reference to her Nazi connections. The White House claimed that the inclusion of Stein had been a mistake, the result of an earlier draft of the proclamation released in error. However, Algemeiner preserved a screen shot of the original proclamation, which remained on...(Read Full Post)