Posted: 10:44 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013
By Rick Couri
The revelation came out of a book called John F Kennedy – Among the Germans, Travel diaries and letters 1937-1945.
Kennedy visited the country before World War II began and his notes show a man who was impressed with the nation and the work being done there.
He even thought history would look back at Adolph Hitler with admiration.
In one letter Kennedy said “Fascism? The right thing for Germany.” And in another he asked “what are the evils of fascism compared to communism?”
Then the man who would be president visited two of Hitler’s favorite places. One was his Bavarian home, the other a Berchestgaden tea house.
Afterwards he said “who has visited these two places can easily imagine how Hitler will emerge from the hatred currently surrounding him to emerge in a few years as one of the most important personalities that ever lived.”
The book comes at an interesting time.
President Barack Obama will be goingtoBerlin in June to mark 50 years since JFK’s ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech.
See the video of that speech below.