Amin Al-Husseini has been considered by some Jewish historiography, at least from an ideological point of view, one of the “architects of the Holocaust”. According to the writer Pamela Geller, during his time in Europe, he may have advocated for the Nazi regimen to proceed with the Jewish genocide to its fullest and he may have even asked the Nazi leaders to assassinate 400,000 Jews that the Germans wanted to deport to Palestine. After World War II, he tried to flee to Switzerland but was rejected in the border and forced to return to France, where he was placed in house arrest for a year. Hajj Amin Al-Husseini mocked the French security in 1946 and arrived in Cairo, where he requested political asylum and took on the leadership of the recently formed Arab Higher Committee. The Zionist Movement requested the United Kingdom (in that time Egypt was a British protectorate) his extradition to judge him as a war criminal. Nevertheless, the British did not accept the request since Al-Husseini enjoyed great prestige in the Arab world. Yugoslavia, which suffered from the killings, also tried but the Arab League and the Egyptian government denied once more the extradition request. Once in Egypt, Al-Husseini fought for the Arab countries to launch massive attacks against the recently created State of Israel in 1948 and he was tenaciously opposed to every armistice or negotiation. His popularity decreased in importance, making him move to Lebanon, where he died. He died in Beirut in 1974. He was not allowed to be buried in Jerusalem, as was his wish, because of the denial of the Israeli government, which ruled in all of the city after its triumph in the Six-Day War of 1967.
Mufti Hajj Amin Al-Husseini (Source: Wikipedia)