Germany: Muslim Isn't Responsible for Holocaust, We Are Country refutes claims by Israeli prime minister By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Oct 21, 2015 4:40 PM CDT 91 comments Comments Germany once again took responsibility for Hitler and the Holocaust following comments by Israeli prime minister Netanyahu Wednesday. (AP Photo, File) (Newser) – Germany has been forced to clarify its role in the Holocaust after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed a Palestinian convinced Hitler to kill Jews, Reuters reports. "All Germans know the history of the murderous race mania of the Nazis that led to the break with civilization that was the Holocaust," a government spokesperson said Wednesday. "This is taught in German schools for good reason, it must never be forgotten. And I see no reason to change our view of history in any way. We know that responsibility for this crime against humanity is German and very much our own." Netanyahu made his comments as he was preparing for a visit to Berlin.