Prince Charles Compares Putin to Hitler

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 07:35 AM

By Cathy Burke

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Britain's Prince Charles, in an unguarded comment to a woman who'd lost relatives in the Nazi Holocaust, reportedly likened Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolph Hitler.

During the prince's tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday, museum volunteer Marienne Ferguson, 78, who fled to Canada with her Jewish family from Poland when the Nazis invaded, told the Daily Mail, "I had finished showing him the exhibit and talked with him about my own family background and how I came to Canada."

"The prince then said, 'And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler,'" she said.

"I must say that I agree with him and am sure a lot of people do. I was very surprised that he made the comment as I know they [members of the Royal Family] aren’t meant to say these things but it was very heartfelt and honest."

"I told the prince that while my family and I were lucky to get a permit to travel, many of my other relatives had permits but were unable to get out before war broke out on September 1," she added. "They were sent to the concentration camps and died."

The prince, who is on a three-day tour of Canada with the Duchess of Cornwall, is set to meet Putin at the D-Day commemorations in France on June 6, the newspaper said.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sparked uproar in Washington when she made a similar comment about Putin.

Criticizing Moscow’s plan to issue passports to ethnic Russians in Crimea, she said: "Now, if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 1930s."

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