North Korea Hitler: Dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly gave out copies of Hitler’s autobiography “Mein Kampf” to senior officials to mark his birthday.
Kim wanted the officials to learn from the quick rebuilding Hitler enacted after losing World War I, according to News Focus International, a North Korea news website.
“Mentioning that Hitler managed to rebuild Germany in a short time following its defeat in WWI, Kim Jong-un issued an order for the Third Reich to be studied in depth and asked that practical applications be drawn from it,” a source told the website.
But North Korea denied the report, saying it was “fabricated” under the direction of South Korea, according to the Wall Street Journal. In a statement, the country derided any officials that are providing treasonous inside information.
News Focus International claims to have access to high-level North Korean sources, such as the one cited in the report.
North Korea is known as a country lagging behind international development because of a strict dictatorship, and its plight includes regularly not having enough food.