Hitler and the Mufti
(November 28, 1941)
Excerpts from the meeting between Hitler and the
Mufti, Haj Amin Husseini, on
28 November 1941. The notes were taken by Dr. Paul Otto Schmidt and are
quoted in Fleming's "Hitler and the Final Solution", p. 101-104.
Also geheime Reichssache 57 a/41, Records Dept. Foreign and Commonwealth
The Fuehrer then made the following declaration,
requesting the Mufti to lock it deep in his heart:
1) He (the Fuehrer) would carry on the fight until
the last traces of the Jewish-Communist European hegemony had been
2) In the course of this fight, the German army would
- at a time that could not yet be specified, but in any case in the
clearly foreseeable future - gain the southern exit of Caucasus.
3) As soon as this breakthrough was made, the Fuehrer
would offer the Arab world his personal assurance that the hour of
liberation had struck. Thereafter, Germany's only remaining objective in
the region would be limited to the annihilation of the Jews living under
British protection in Arab lands.