Natalia Anabel Valle, a lawyer and the former secretary of her aunt, Emilia Valle, the president of the Supreme Court of Chaco, posted a picture of children playing in a schoolyard with the text “I think they forgot to tell the little Jews that it’s summer vacation. And then they asked why Hitler hated them.”
On Tuesday, Natalia Valle offered her “sincerely and profound apologies” for the post last week, in which she apparently was complaining that the kids were playing loudly in the early afternoon. Locals use that time of the day to rest — in many Latin countries it’s known as siesta — requiring children in residential areas to be quiet from 1 to 4 p.m.
“The problem here: This is siesta time,” Natalia Anabel Valle wrote at the end of her post.
On Wednesday, Natalia Anabel Valle visited the Jewish community center in the northeastern city of Resistencia where she lives, to apologize in person to the local rabbi and community leaders.
“I apologize to these boys, their parents, grandparents and other relatives for the error I have made,” she said. “Forgive me, my Jewish friends who know me and how I really think. I apologize to my family for the pain I caused them.”
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