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Hitler returns

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Dec. 4, 2014

  Hitler returns

(1) It's just a parody, said the authors of the "Hipster Hitler" comic book (depicting Der Fuhrer wearing dark-rimmed eyeglasses and playing Pac-Man), but a U.K. organization still threatened in September to shred all copies if booksellers continued to stock it.

(2) A spokesman for the Swiss retail firm Migros said he had no idea why Hitler's face appeared recently on a batch of the company's restaurant coffee-creamer pods (and said a recall had been ordered).

(3) A restaurant manager in New Taipei City, Taiwan, apologized in August for naming a dish "Long Live the Nazis," claiming she had no idea "Nazi" was so controversial.

(4) The chief official of a hamlet 70 miles south of Paris told Agence France-Presse in August that there was no reason to change the name it has used since the 11th century: "La Mort aux Juifs" ("Death to Jews"). (However, in May a village in Spain finally changed its name from "Castrillo Matajudios" ("Camp Kill Jews"). [Daily Mail (London), 9-20-2014] [New York Times, 10-22-2014] [Wall Street Journal, 8-19-2014] [Agence France-Presse via Yahoo News, 8-12-2014]

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