The Jewish Week website reports today (June 9, 2011) that a 1919 letter written by Adolf Hitler conveys the first time that he presented his idea to eradicate Germany's Jews.
Starting in July 2011, the letter will be exhibited at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
In the letter -- written at the age of 30 and well before his rise to power in Germany -- Hitler wrote... "The final goal must be the removal of the Jews. To accomplish these goals, only a government of national power is capable and never a government of national weakness."
The Wiesenthal Center recently bought the letter for $150,000, after experts confirmed it was legitimate. An American soldier found the letter in a Nazi archive near Nuremberg in 1945.