'Hitler Wine' Offends American Tourists
Wine bottles with the image of Hitler on the label are causing outrage
And this makes all "bastard-named" beers look tame: some Hitler-labeled bottles of wine are causing a big stir in the Italian town of Garda, where the "offensive" bottles are being sold.
Reports the Telegraph, American tourists Michael Hirsch and his wife, Cindy, discovered the bottles in a Garda supermarket. The bottles have images of Hitler with his signature arm raise; and one labeled "Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer" (one people, one empire, one Fuhrer). Cindy Hirsch, who has family members who perished in Auschwitz, found the sold bottles offensive, and warned of the country's Neo Nazi sentiment. She said to the Telegraph, "It is not only an affront to Jews, even if my husband and I are Jewish. It is an affront to humanity as a whole."
No word yet on which producer is behind the disgustingly labeled bottles, but the Italians are launching an investigation. However, the labels don't necessarily break any laws; the Drinks Business reports the only crime that could be applied to the sale of the bottles would be apologizing for fascism, a crime in Italy since 1952.