Who ever heard of a ‘Hitler Street’?

  1. Edward Colston, whose statue was recently hauled into Bristol Harbour, is widely glorified as a philanthropist, but he worked at the Royal African Company and made most of his money from the enslavement of Africans in the Caribbean.
  2. Then there’s the infamous King Leopold, whose statues were vandalized and removed in Belgium. He masterminded one of the most inhumane colonial regimes in the Congo, which led to mass killings of over 10 million Congolese people. Let’s put that into perspective, during the Jewish Holocaust in WWII, six million Jews were killed and every year since 1945 the world mourns with Jews. King Leopold is worse than Adolf Hitler, and yet, he is glorified as a hero.

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