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‘Radical Ideas on Race’: History Teacher of Charlottesville Driver Describes Ex-Student’s ‘Infatuation’ with Nazis

“He was very infatuated with...Adolf Hitler."

Photo Credit: James Alex Fields Jr via Facebook

The former high school history teacher of James Alex Fields Jr., charged with second-degree murder in the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville on Saturday, claims his former student was “infatuated” with Adolf Hitler and Nazism, reports WCPO.

Fields is currently being held in Virginia after driving his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters attending a white nationalist march Saturday, killing one woman and injuring 19 more.

According to Derek Weimer, who taught history at Randall K. Cooper High School in Kentucky, Fields was quiet and respectful, but had some “radical ideas on race.”

“He was very infatuated with the Nazis, with Adolf Hitler,” Weimer explained. “He also had a huge [interest in] military history, especially with German military history and World War II. But he was pretty infatuated with that stuff.”

Watch the video below via YouTube:

Tom Boggioni is a writer in San Diego, Calif.

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