The photo is inscribed by Himmler:
“To his eminence the Grand Mufti, 4 VII 1943, in remembrance H Himmler” /
Seiner Eminenz dem Grossmufti 4 VII 1943 zur erinnerung H Himmler
Atlas has a couple more posts up on the Nazi-German/Muft-Arab axis. Read up on just how cozy and warm the German high command were with the thought of the Grand Mufti of J’lem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini becoming the “Fuehrer of Muslims”. Pamela has got the goods on this story, go on over to Atlas and read up:
It is almost impossible to believe that after the genocide of over six million Jews, the political committee of the General Assembly met (without a dissenting vote) to invite the Arav Higher Committee to testify before it on the Palestine [actually Israel] question.
“Moreover, a special sitting of the General Assembly, was convened under pressure of the Arab states, in order to issue the invitation in a form which would invest the Arab Higher Committee with the same diplomatic status as the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the internationally recognized representative of the Jewish people.: [source; THE ARAB HIGHER COMMITTEE ITS ORIGINS, PERSONNEL AND PURPOSES: The Documentary Record submitted to the United Nations May 1947. NY: Nation Associates, 1947}
Something went terribly wrong in the aftermath of the defeat of evil. The face of Hitler’s soulmate, the Grand Mufti Haj Amin El Husseini, should be seared on the conscience of man as powerful an evil icon as Hitler. The Grand Mufti should be as large and as powerful a symbol of evil as Heil Hitler. And yet he is not. Worse, his responsibility is little known, and where he is known, he is celebrated, exalted in the Islamic world.
Read the Mufti’s personal recollections of his time with Hitler. The [Ed.] in brackets is not me but the original document, THE ARAB HIGHER COMMITTEE: ITS ORIGINS, PERSONNEL AND PURPOSES, submitted to the UN in 1947: