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4,825 unsold cups have been destroyed Photo: AP
4,825 unsold cups have been destroyed Photo: AP
 
Faint image, yet distinct Photo: AP
Faint image, yet distinct Photo: AP
 
 

German store embarrassed by Hitler portrait cups

Store mistakenly orders 5,000 mugs bearing image of Hitler, destroys 4,825 unsold unit, working to retrieve additional 175.

Associated Press
Published: 04.10.14, 21:07 / Israel News

A small German furniture store chain says it inadvertently ordered 5,000 coffee cups bearing a faint portrait of Adolf Hitler from China.

 

 

Christian Zurbrueggen, co-owner of the Zurbrueggen chain, told German news agency dpa on Thursday that 175 of the offending cups were sold before customers reported the problem.

 

 4,825 unsold cups have been destroyed (Photo: AP)
4,825 unsold cups have been destroyed (Photo: AP)

Faint image, yet distinct (Photo: AP)
Faint image, yet distinct (Photo: AP)

 

Zurbrueggen said he wants to take the cups "out of circulation." 

 

The 4,825 unsold cups have been destroyed and Zurbrueggen says he's offering a 20-euro ($28) voucher for the return of the others, which were sold for 1.99 euros each.

 

The cups have a faint feature of a Nazi-era stamp bearing Hitler's portrait and a postmark with a swastika in the background overlaid with another layer of decoration. They were ordered from a trade fair in China and delivered last month.

 

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