(Israel National News) A recently released letter indicates Adolf Hitler made the dramatic intervention to protect a Jew, Ernst Hess, a judge during the interwar years.

Hess was Hitler’s company commander from the Flanders trenches of the First World War.

In a letter dated August 27, 1941 to the Dusseldorf Gestapo from Heinrich Himmler instructed the secret police to grant Hess “the relief and the protection as per the Fuhrer’s wishes”.

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