A Republican dignitary who showered Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with luxury vacations and gifts for more than two decades reportedly has a disturbing collection of Nazi memorabilia inside his lavish $55 million mansion.
Harlan Crowe, a billionaire Texas real estate developer who is routinely one of the Republican Party’s most generous donors, comes under increasing scrutiny after a stash of Nazi artifacts is discovered in his home.
Among the items of concern were a copy of the Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler, a large medallion embossed with a swastika, and a set of handkerchiefs imprinted with the Nazi “Reichsadler” eagle.
Also found inside his amazing property in Texas, which is among the most expensive in the state as per DMagazineare the many hand-painted cityscapes of the Nazi tyrant and statues of the notorious dictators of the 20th century.
Crowe, pictured, faces renewed scrutiny over his artifact collection, which reportedly includes a copy of Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler
A picture of embossed Krewe Nazi handkerchiefs was reportedly taken by an attendee at an event on his property years ago.
Crow’s disturbing collection of Nazi memorabilia also includes a forged swastika medal and stamps with the face of Adolf Hitler
When the Republican held a fundraiser on his property in 2014, he rose Dallas Morning News I mentioned that among the luxury property’s amenities were a series of eyebrow-raising pieces.
Reportedly, an attendee took a picture of a selection of Nazi handkerchiefs at an event at Crowe’s home a few years ago.
The unnamed person also snapped a photo of a stack of stamps with Adolf Hitler seen inside a glass case, joined by a large black medallion forged with a swastika.
“I still can’t get my hands on the collection of Nazi memorabilia,” said a visitor to Crowe’s house. Washington.
It would have been helpful to have someone explain the significance of all the items. Without that context, you’re out of breath when you walk into the room.
The 74-year-old is one of the richest real estate developers in Texas and is the head of a hugely successful private investment firm, Crow Holdings, which oversees a $29 billion empire, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Crow has donated millions to Republican campaigns and causes over the years, and among the gifts given to Thomas were a bust of Abraham Lincoln and a $19,000 Bible that once belonged to Frederick Douglass.
According to MarketWatch, Republican candidates who have benefited from Crow donations are Texas Governor Greg Abbott and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
He reportedly appeared uneasy when confronted about his far-right holdings in 2014, instead pointing to his other valuable possessions such as an amazing floor-to-ceiling library filled with classic works.
However, it was claimed that the house both inside and out was adorned with disturbing objects, with the “Evil Garden” being filled with many statues of murderous tyrants.
Dubbed a ‘historic nod to the realities of man’s inhumanity to man’ by the Dallas outlet, notorious Russian despots Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin were joined on the ground by other despots like Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu and Yugoslavia’s Josip Broz Tito.
Notably, the statues were not commissioned by Crowe, and he admitted that he purchased them after angry citizens toppled them from public squares.
According to The Washingtonian, Crowe claimed his statue of Lenin was covered in white stripes after Russian dissidents covered it in paint, while his effigy of Stalin was missing parts after it was smashed by anti-communist revolutionaries.
When asked about his collection of statues, he said he bought them because he despised communism and fascism.
An autographed copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on display prior to an auction in London, England in 2005. It is unclear if this photo was the book Crowe purchased
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pictured, has allegedly accepted numerous gifts and lavish holidays from GOP giant Harlan Crowe for decades
Crowe, left, says he was a “dear friend” of Justice Thomas, back, right, years ago. They are pictured together on vacation in Indonesia in 2019
Earlier reports of Crowe’s troubling group were debunked after details of his decades-long relationship with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas surfaced.
The billionaire was reportedly going to give Thomas luxury holidays and gifts, which Thomas failed to disclose ProPublica.
Crowe donated $500,000 to Thomas’ wife Jenny to help found her now-defunct conservative group Liberty Central, according to Politico.
However, Thomas denied any wrongdoing. In a statement following the allegations, he said: “Harlan and Cathy Crewe are our best friends, and we have been friends for over twenty-five years.
As friends do, we’ve joined them on a number of family outings in the more than a quarter century we’ve known them.
“Early in my tenure on the Court I sought directions from my colleagues and others in the judiciary, and was told that this kind of personal hospitality from close personal friends, who had no business before the Court, could not be reported.”
Crowe also insisted that his relationship with Thomas and his wife was “no different from the hospitality we have extended to our other dear friends”.
“We never asked about a pending case or a lower court, Judge Thomas never argued a case, and we never sought to influence Judge Thomas on any legal or political issue,” he said in a statement to ProPublica.