“The Dahl family and the Roald Dahl Story Company deeply apologize for the lasting and understandable hurt caused by some of Roald Dahl’s statements.” Roald Dahl Family Apologizes For Children’s Author’s Anti-Semitism. “In one example, in 1983 Dahl reportedly told Britain’s New Statesman magazine that ‘there is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity. … Even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason.'” (This is a very kind gesture. But if everyone apologized for their dead relatives’ antisemitism, it would fill up the internet three times over.)