Henry Kissinger’s relatives were made into soap

Henry Kissinger’s history lesson

When, on a visit to Germany, the Bonn government announced that Dr. Kissinger might visit some of his relatives, he intoned darkly, “My relatives are soap.” (At least 13 of them were sent to the gas chambers.) Walter Isaacson, one of his biographers, believes that nearly all Dr. Kissinger’s personality traits — his philosophical pessimism, his confidence coexisting with his insecurities, his vanity with his vulnerablity, and his arrogance with his craving for approval — can be traced to the Holocaust


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