Hawker views the Holocaust exhibition

August 24, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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Michael Hawker the Macquarie banker who told a group of businessmen in Sydney last week that Adolf Hitler had commendable leadership qualities has visited the Holocaust section of Sydney’s Jewish Museum.

The banker issued an apology for his remarks which was published in J-Wire earlier this week and has also expressed regret and issued a an apology to the community through The Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Sydney Jewish Museum CEO Norman Seligman told J-Wire: “When I heard that Michael Hawker had apologised unreservedly for his insensitive and inappropriate comments,  I invited him to visit the Museum.
He immediately accepted my invitation and visited the following day.  Michael spent around one and a half hours in the Museum accompanied by myself  and Holocaust Survivor Olga Horak. He was clearly taken by what he saw and heard and repeated that he was extremely sorry  for his ill considered and inappropriate comments.”

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