The majority consensus among historians, including those of the museum itself visited by Bolsonaro, is that Nazism was a radical right-wing movement. The movement led by Adolf Hitler in the 20th century culminated in the deaths of six million Jews.
Apparently, no one has yet warned the president that the election campaign is over and that he is the president of the republic. He keeps repeating the same nonsense he said when he was still a representative.
Questioned at the entrance to his hotel in Jerusalem, if he agrees with the statement, Bolsonaro replied: “No doubt, it is the National Socialist Party of Germany.” His ranking in the historical disciplines should not have been too bright.
Bolsonaro also repeated a quote that Planalto Palace’s social networks had released on Sunday, the last day before his travel to Israel. “It is a phrase of mine, which I believe it is in this place, where we make an examination of conscience: He who forgets his past is condemned to have no future.” I love Israel, “the president said.
Even worse than forgetting his past, Bolsonaro seems to ignore history all. Is he prophesying his own future? If he keeps refraining from being the President and behaving like a rebellious teenager, he may be right. It’s good he still remembers Fernando Collor and Dilma Rousseff.