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HRW Military Analyst is a Nazi Memorabilia Collector

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 15, 2009

‘Human Rights Watch’ Analyst Collects Nazi Memorabilia

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization, which has a long record of harshly condemning Israel, has been forced to suspend its senior military analyst following published revelations that he is an avid collector of Nazi military memorabilia.

The revelations several days ago that Marc Garlasco is fond of Nazi items were spread over the Internet, but HRW defended its analyst, stating that Garlasco “has never held or expressed Nazi or anti-Semitic views.” After newspapers in Britain and the United States picked up the story, “We have questions about whether we have learned everything we need to know,” said Carroll Bogert, associate director of HRW.

However, HRW knew for several days, if not longer, that published reports revealed that Garlasco, an American, wrote a book about Nazi-made medals and revealed that his grandfather was in Hitler’s army.

“That is so cool! The leather SS jacket makes my blood go cold it is so COOL!” Garlasco wrote under a pseudonym on a collectors’ site.

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Photo hat tip: Israel Matsav

Marc Garlasco

Marc Garlasco

Cross-posted at Avid Editor’s Insights

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