Economist apologizes for remarks that offended Jews

28th October 2008, Comments 8 comments

The leading German economist had compared business executives coming under fire to the situation of Jews in the 1920s and 1930s.

Berlin -- A leading German economist who came under fire for comparing attacks on business executives to anti-Semitism apologized for his remarks Monday.

Economist Hans-Werner Sinn sent a letter to the Central Council of Jews in Germany, saying he retracted his controversial statement.

"In every crisis, people look for scapegoats," Sinn said in an interview with the Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel. "In the Great Crash of 1929, in Germany it was the Jews. Today it's executives."

Sinn, who heads the Munich-based IFO economic research institute, was roundly criticized by political parties and the Jewish community.

"In no way did I intended to compare the fate of Jews after 1933 with the current situation of executives," Sinn said in reference to the persecution of Jews by the Nazis. "My sole intention was to draw attention to the fact that failures in the system were the real causes of economic crises and needed to be uncovered and rectified."

Government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm had called Sinn's comparison wrong and invalid, while Stephan J Kramer, general secretary of the Central Council of Jews, urged him to apologize.

"The comparison is appalling, absurd and absolutely out of place," Kramer told the newspaper Neuen Ruhr/Neuen Rhein Zeitung. It's an insult to the victims. I’ve never heard that executives were beaten up, murdered and locked up in concentration camps."

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8 Comments To This Article

  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:50 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:49 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:48 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:48 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:47 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:40 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:19 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.
  • flying tiger posted:

    on 28th October 2008, 13:37:00 - Reply

    It seems that the guilt for the so called holocaust will last forever just like the guilt in America for slavery is meant to last forever. The constant call for apologies and guilt from the Goyim will go on until the Jews are held responsable for the things that they have done in the past and are doing right now in the name of Zionism. No one group of people is blameless in what transpires at anytime in the past and preent events of the world. America suffered 600,000 battle deaths in the Civil War and Germany suffered Hundreds of thousands of German civilian deaths during WWII. DRESDEN COMES IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. The Zionists are not without falt in what transpires in the affairs of the world. They must also apologize for the upheavels of civilization which they have brought several times in past and present history. What is going on in America right now is the same as what occured in Germany starting in 1918 to WWII. Bolshevism is trying to make its bid to change the Ideology of the American Christian State and transform it into a Godless secular hell.