I received at least a dozen emails from readers about an article that appeared in Israel National News, claiming that former president Jimmy Carter had issued a plea for leniency for a Nazi SS guard proven to have taken part in numerous murders of Jews. I was a little skeptical and decided to wait for confirmation before posting.
Well, here’s that confirmation, as Daniel Freedman publishes the actual handwritten note from Carter: Exclusive: Handwritten Note From Jimmy Carter Interceding for Nazi SS Guard.
UPDATE at 1/18/07 12:41:41 pm:
But caveats are in order, because the source of the letter above has credibility problems: Neal Sher: Consider the source.
UPDATE at 1/18/07 1:36:27 pm:
To my admittedly untrained eye, the handwriting seems to match. This is from the letter published at the New York Sun:
And this is a sample of Jimmy Carter’s handwriting (from this page):