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Wine labels with Hitler's image seized in Italy

By RobotGod     Sep 19, 2007 in World
A prosecutor in Bolzano Italy seized wine bottle labels on Wednesday bearing a portrait of Hitler and other Nazis from a winery near the Austrian border, according to the company.
breitbart reports that the 20 labels from the "Der Fuehrer" line show Hitler raising the Nazi salute and his generals, which include Hermann Goering, the Reich's economic minister, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Gestapo, and Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy.
The black and white labels are printed with the mottoes "Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer" (one people, one empire, one Fuehrer) and "Sieg heil", the famous slogan proclaimed by Hitler as a greeting or used in front of the masses.
The labels are believed to glorify the perpetrators of crimes against humanity, by the state prosecutor Cuno Tarfusser.
The Lunardelli company sold around 20,000 bottles featuring the Hitler labels per year, according to them. It also has sold wine with images of Mussolini on the label, which, interestingly enough, were not seized by police.
The bottles are part of a product line started in 1995 called the "historic collection". They feature wine with labels with the faces of Winston Churchill, Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist philosopher, Adolph Hitler, Karl Marx, Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini, and Che Guevara.
The line drew some controversy in September 2003, when German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries made an official protest against its sale. She called the Nazi labels "abominable and in bad taste."
To each his own. I find it historic rather then offensive myself.
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