Cleese wrong to mimic Hitler

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FOR­MER fun­ny­man John Cleese did an im­pres­sion of a top NAZI, just yards from a half- JEWISH col­league, we can re­veal.

Cleese openly mim­icked Adolf Hitler by hold­ing a FIN­GER un­der his NOSE and per­formed the in­fa­mous Nazi “goose step” march ( above) in an episode of BBC sit­com Fawlty Tow­ers called The Ger­mans.

The episode fea­tures a put- upon Span­ish waiter called Manuel, played by the late ac­tor An­drew Sachs ( be­low). Ger­man­born Sachs and his fam­ily fled the Nazis in 1938.

Last night a Cleese fan said: “I can­not be­lieve that Cleese would be so in­sen­si­tive to mock all those who suf­fered and died as the re­sult of Nazi crimes.”

The case echoes that of Bake Off star Paul Hol­ly­wood who was forced to apol­o­gise af­ter dress­ing up as a char­ac­ter from the Eight­ies BBC sit­com ‘ Allo, ‘ Allo.

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