On George Soros’ Infamous “Nazi” Interview On 60 Minutes
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the book The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George SorosAn ethnic Jew, Soros was born in Budapest in 1930 and survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary before moving to the U.K. in 1947. The Nazi occupation of Hungary began on March 19, 1944, forcing Soros into hiding until being liberated by the Russians on January 12, 1945.
In spring 1944, the Nazis ordered the creation of the Central Council of Hungarian Jews, which was tasked with communicating the wishes of the Nazis and local collaborating authorities to the Jewish community. The council included Jews who were aware of the Nazis’ atrocities but believed that they would be exempted from them. And they were exempted from persecution—initially.
Soros was part of the Council briefly before assuming his new identity. He recalled the experience in an interview with the New Yorker:
“This was a profoundly importa …