Roald Dahl’s tale of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory is merely an allegory for Hitler’s concentration camps, according to historian Simon Williams.
Williams has written a new book in which he claims Dahl was an antisemite who was trying to convince young people that there is merit in sending people you don’t like to a scary looking building to make them disappear.
He explained, “Although Willy Wonker’s Chocolate Factory is a tale beloved by many generations, it hides the much darker secret of Roald Dahl’s true feelings towards to the Jews.
“Remember, the Chocolate Factory is a place where a number of unlikeable characters visit before they end up disappearing, after taking part in some unpleasant ‘experiments’ – I’m really not sure there’s a need to draw further parallels with the Nazis?
“Of course, the people Willy Wonka got rid of in his story had some horrific personality traits, much like the personality traits Roald himself insisted the Jews display.
“There’s even a literal gas chamber, but they escape by burping – it is a children’s tale, after all.
“In Dahl’s story, the victims think they’ve won a prize, but they haven’t, it’s an extermination – and Willy Wonka bumps them off one by one until all that’s left is the blond, blue-eyed hero who gets to keep all the riches left behind by the victims.
“Honestly, I’m surprised you people couldn’t see all this before now.”
Williams explained that in his next book he will be explaining why Enid Blyton worshipped the Devil.