ADL Saddened by Actions of Prince Harry
New York, NY, January 13, 2005 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed sadness at the actions of Prince Harry, who showed up at a costume party attired as a Nazi soldier, saying that the incident, "illustrates the need for intensive education about the Holocaust and World War II."
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
The appearance of Prince Harry in a Nazi costume only points up the fact that 60 years after the Holocaust and World War II there is a need for intensive education about the Nazis and their attempt to impose their racially based ideology on the world.
How sad it is that a member of the British royal family would ever consider such an action, given history and the Nazis' attacks on Britain. This certainly would be an affront to all those who lived under the Blitzkrieg and fought against the Nazis in World War II.
We find Prince Harry's apology somewhat lacking and hope that he will be thoroughly educated on why impersonating a Nazi is insensitive and offensive, not a joke.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.