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Hitler’s Nephew Begged To Fight for the U.S.

Just because your last name’s Hitler, doesn’t mean you’re a bad guy.

That’s the message in a 1942 letter sent by Adolf Hitler’s nephew to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, asking for permission to enlist in the U.S. military to fight his uncle’s “devilish and pagan regime.”

Yahoo! reported on the letter’s publication this week on LettersofNote.com, which in turn found it in a new book called War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars.

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