Hirohito’s WW2 memoir bought by Japanese accused holocaust denier

A memoir by former Japanese Emperor Hirohito about World War Two has been bought by a Japanese surgeon accused of denying the Holocaust and the Nanjing massacre.Known as the Emperor’s Monologue, the memoir chronicles the slide into war until Japan’s surrender in August 1945.Dr Katsuya Takasu paid $275,000 (£205,000) at an auction in New York.He has described Auschwitz as a “fabrication” but says he is against Nazism.   BBC News

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