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Posted 04 September 2012 - 13:42
The owner of the "Hitler" clothing shop in western India says he will remove the sign and rename his store after hearing people's complaints.
Shah said he received dozens of phone calls asking that he rename the shop. Israel's consul general in Mumbai had also asked state officials to intervene.
Shah says he didn't know about Hitler's history, but people in the city say the name was a marketing gimmick.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.c...s#ixzz25VZtI9X2
Posted 04 September 2012 - 13:45
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 14:14
Israel's consul general in Mumbai had also asked state officials to intervene.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 14:38
Thanks for sharing the news Hum & The history of the Swatiska, I am well aware of it's origins, the Nazi swatiska is very distinct from a Hindu swatiska (and it is not a "India symbol" either) because of the way that it is typical styled with black, bold, defined lines, on a 45 degree angle and often with a white background in the outline of a circle.
^ The swastika was originally a old Hindu/India symbol.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 15:04
theyarecomingforyou, your comments are really stupid to turn this into a subject about Jews, even though this is about a Store in India & Nazism.
Nazism offends a whole range of people (From Gypsies and Homosexuals as you mentioned to people who are against Human Suffering) not just offensive to Jews (who suffered the most), and you are the only one to make the connection that the offense is only to Jews exclusively
Edited by Charisma, 04 September 2012 - 15:55. Reason: : Removed reference to a deleted post.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 15:20
Posted 04 September 2012 - 15:48
Actually, the way that Israel responds to anything related to Nazism, the Holocaust or Jewish hate crimes entirely validates my claim and it has been given special treatment by the western media. Notice how you rarely see criticism from Poland mentioned in articles, a country that suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazis.
The restaurant owner eventually agreed to change the name after protests by the Israeli embassy, Germany and the US Anti-Defamation League.
Is the store name in poor taste? Without a doubt, although it doesn't seem the naming was malicious. But as a society we need to stop putting so much emphasis on words and symbols of a bygone era. Such symbolism needs to be re-appropriated so that we can move on, rather than being bound by our past. The swastika used to be symbol of peace and it can be again. And in India the name Hitler doesn't hold the same significance as in the west and that should be considered a good thing. We should never forgot about the horrors of Nazism but we need to stop being held hostage by the past.