Bill DeBlasio’s father, Warren Wilhelm, supported the appeasement of Adolph Hitler in an October 26, 1938 debate, Gotnews.com has learned.
DeBlasio’s father, then a Labor member of the Yale Political Union, gave a stirring speech in favor of appeasing Hitler.
Appeasing Hitler was the “least terrible” of five alternatives, Wilhelm concluded as reported in an article in The Yale Daily News.
The New York Times didn’t reveal DeBlasio’s father’s appeasement views ahead of the 2013 mayoral election.
Javier C. Hernandez of the Times quoted Wilhelm as later saying that “Hitler was running an aggressive show that threatened to endanger Western civilization, and I thought it ought to be stopped.”
Wilhelm later enlisted four months after Pearl Harbor and was awarded the Silver Star and a Purple Heart.
Hernandez never says how he knows Wilhelm’s views.