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I have read on some biaised internet sources (usually pro-sionist websites,...
this book is old
and I guess it is a false information.
Why? It's a well documented fact that al-Husseini met with Himmler on multiple occasions. His living expenses were paid for by the German Foreign Office and the SS (see p.31, Himmler's Bosnian Division by George Lepre)
Given his close collaboration with the SS, it's certainly possible that the SS awarded al-Husseini some sort of honorary (Ehrenführer) rank.
Postwar myth, no doubt about it. No SS file on him, and I'm quite sure no official document denoting him as holding any SS rank has ever come to light.
He met with Himmler several times, and both of them being fanatical anti-Semites, they got along quite well.
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