Chile’s president apologised for writing a slogan associated with Nazi Germany in a government guest book during a visit to Berlin.
The phrase that Sebastián Piñera wrote was “Deutschland über alles” or “Germany above all”. It became infamous under the Third Reich and after the Second World War was excised from Germany’s national anthem as being too nationalistic.
Mr Piñera said he learned the slogan in school and understood it to be a celebration of German unification under Bismarck.
Source: The Independant.
The Chilean President is not the first to hail Hitler as a great leader. Other Roman Catholics have done this before the World War II.
The most famous of them, was Pope Pius XII. He was the Papal nuncio in Berlin, and signed a peace treaty between the Vatican and Nazi-Germany.
I am not sure if Catholic Chile has ever told the Children the truth about the Vatican and the Nazi-party. Chile do not have a long record of freedom and democracy. This nations was lead by Fascist dictators up to this generation. The family of Sebastián Piñera might have been one of the supporters of past Fascist dictators. The spirit within him, exposed Him, and hailed Fascism on the visit to Germany.