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Wife of Honduran presidential candidate apologizes for praising Hitler

The wife of Honduran presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla apologizes to Latin America’s umbrella Jewish organization for comments she made appearing to praise Hitler.

Iroshka Elvir, 25, was named Miss Honduras in 2015, said “Hitler was a great leader” during an interview with El Heraldo newspaper published on April 26.

“When I talked about Hitler I talked about his leadership because, to my understanding, he did not do anything good,” writes Elvir in a letter addressed to the Latin American Jewish Congress after the organization, along with the Honduran Jewish community, reprimanded her remarks.

“The newspaper published that I admire Hitler, but it is not true, I never told them that I admired Hitler,” she says. “I am a great admirer of Israel, I love and bless that great nation. Receive my letter and my apologies since at no time did I want to offend any Jew.”

— JTA

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