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Afternoon shadows, Monument Valley

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fascist Cheek

A Swiss company is apparently in a bit of hot water for selling coffee creamers emblazoned with the likenesses of der fuhrer and Mussolini.


On Wednesday, the Swiss retailer Migros apologized for what officials called a string of errors that put coffee cream with the faces of the leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler and the Italian Fascist Benito Mussolini in cafes in the Alpine country. Migros officials promised that the company would withdraw the small pots of cream from cafes.
Migros announced on Wednesday that it would no longer do business with Karo-Versand, the company that made the packaging. The manager responsible for the swell likenesses of Hitler is unapologetic. Karo-Versand Managing Director Peter Wälchli says that, "There is no problem with the picture."

“Of course what happened under Hitler was bad,” Wälchli told the Swiss News Agency. But he said it shouldn’t make a difference whether he appears in a film or on a creamer lid.

5 out of 7 brutal dictators prefer...© Robert Sommers 2014

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