Prince Philip and the Nazis...
A new book claims that Prince Philip had admiration for the Nazis and held 'inhibitions about Jews.'
The book also shows damning pictures of Prince Philip and members of his family dressed in full SS and other Nazi regalia. Another photo shows Philip’s sister sitting near Hitler at a wedding.
The 84-year-old Philip attempted to explain his family’s sympathy to the Nazis. "I can understand people latching on to be something or somebody who appeared to be appealing to their patriotism and trying to get things going,” he said. “You can understand how attractive it was.”
Philip added that there was "a lot of enthusiasm for the Nazis at the time, the economy was good, we were anti-Communist and who knew what was going to happen to the regime?"
While openly expressing sympathy for the Nazis, the Prince was far more circumspect about his family’s anti-Semitism. He said that he was not "conscious of anybody in the family actually expressing anti-Semitic views," but acknowledged that that there were "inhibitions about the Jews" and "jealousy of their success."
Philip’s four sisters married German princes and three of them became members of the Nazi party.