Friday, August 25, 2006


On the one hand, one is tempted to find this story slightly humorous in the same way that all those "Darwin Award" stories are- a "what the fuck were they thinking???" moment. On the other hand, it's an instructive moment for those who think that the Jewish people are just hyper-sensitive these days. Obviously some folks have forgotten about the Holocaust, or perhaps they just don't think that killing 6 million Jews is that big a deal... If the guy had named his place "Osama Bin Laden's Place" and featured big color blow-ups of the Trade Center on fire not only would this have made more newspapers, you can bet the Marines would be on his doorstep tomorrow morning...

Fuhrer furor: India's Hitler eatery to change name

BOMBAY, India -- The owner of a restaurant named after Adolf Hitler said Thursday he will change its name.

Puneet Sablok said he would remove Hitler's name and the Nazi swastika from billboards and the menu. He had said the restaurant's name -- ''Hitler's Cross'' -- and symbols were only meant to attract attention.

Sablok made the decision after meeting with members of Bombay's small Jewish community.

''Once they told me how upset they were with the name, I decided to change it,'' he said. ''I don't want to do business by hurting people.''

Sablok said he had not yet decided on a new name.

Hitler's Cross opened five days ago and serves pizza, salad and pastries in Navi Mumbai, a suburb of Bombay.

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