Hitler as anti-war symbol? Japanese businessman wears t-shirt with Hitler’s image on Japan Public TV

July 13, 2017

In the latest in a string of high profile incidents involving the use of Nazi symbols or policies, Japanese entrepreneur Takafumi Horie (pictured) wore a Hitler shirt on a Japanese TV program.

“Never mind” it included an anti-war message, this is nothing less than a disgusting publicity stunt,” charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Global Social Action Agenda. “We note Japan Public TV’s apology, but we don’t need more apologies but basic education for the Japanese people about the veils of Nazism,” Cooper concluded.

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