July 16, 2013

Thai university apologizes for banner featuring Adolf Hitler

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Thailand's most prestigious university apologized to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday (July 15) for allowing its campus to hang a huge, hand-painted "Congratulations" banner illustrated with Captain America, Batman and other comic superheroes, topped by Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi victory salute.

Photo courtesy wiesenthal.com

Thailand's most prestigious university apologized to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday (July 15) for allowing its campus to hang a huge, hand-painted "Congratulations" banner illustrated with Captain America, Batman and other comic superheroes, topped by Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi victory salute.

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(RNS) The apology came three days after the Simon Wiesenthal Center published on its website a photograph of a female student in a university graduation gown posing in front of the larger-than-life banner with her arm outstretched in a Sieg Heil salute.

  • Brian Scarborough

    Looks like they got the wrong “Superman”.