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Short thought. There's an anecdote about Celine that I wonder about.… 
25th-Sep-2010 07:20 pm
Short thought. There's an anecdote about Celine that I wonder about. The anecdote in question is that Louis-Ferdinand Céline one day during the Nazi-German occupation of France had dinner with German offiseres, and that he during the dinner yelled out the words: "Adolf Hitler is a Jew".

Sounds like a typical "cock-and-bull story" (that was the phrase I got from a dictionary), what could make it credible is that Céline was known both as an anti-Semite and as a hardcore anarchists. Call me naive, but I do not think a hardcore anarchist should like Hitler, even if the anarchist is an anti-Semite.
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26th-Sep-2010 01:49 am (UTC)
In 1965, Dominique de Roux published a letter that she had previously addressed to Céline. This letter included the following passage:
Non, Louis, tel ils t’ont connu les autres, après, même ceux de la fin, tel tu étais déjà à vingt ans ! Effarant de curiosité, versatile, blagueur, grossier, irritable, mythomane et génial ! Et paradoxal. Ne t’ai-je pas entendu dire à plusieurs reprises dans ton cinquième de la rue Girardon en 1941-42 ; « Moi, je prouverai qu’Hitler est juif ! »
Hence the anecdote that you have cited.
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