I just spent the morning revisited the amazing Letters of Note blog. I thought I’d read them all, but today I found one I can’t believe I missed. On 23 July 1939, just a month before the German invasion of Poland, Mohandas Gandhi, non-violent activist, historical human reference for world peace and overall man-saint wrote this letter to Adolf Hitler. The letter never actually made it to Hitler because the British government decided to intercept it. Which after reading, you might agree this was probably a good idea.

ghandi's letter to adolf hitler

It’s interesting to note Gandhi’s ever so gentle tone towards the leader of the Nazi regime; extremely worried that Hitler might be bothered by receiving such a letter– after all, he was a busy man (planning the genocide of approximately six million people).

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