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Dystopia now: NY trains decked with Nazi symbols
The promotional campaign for a new TV show, 'The Man in the High Castle,' has resulted in Nazi insignias being plastered over seats in New York subway trains, causing outrage on social media.

New York commuters got a shock this week when they boarded a subway train between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal and found Nazi insignia plastered on the seats.

 

 

The trains on one of New York's busiest lines had the Reichsadler (Imperial Eagle) on its seats on one side as part of a promotional campaign for a new TV show, according to a report on Mic.com.

 

A New York subway train plastered with the Nazi Imperial Eagle as part of a promotional campaign for the TV show 'The Man in the High Castle' (Photo: Ann Toback)
A New York subway train plastered with the Nazi Imperial Eagle as part of a promotional campaign for the TV show 'The Man in the High Castle' (Photo: Ann Toback)

 

The show, "The Man in the High Castle," is based on the book of the same name by Philip K. Dick and imagines an alternate reality in which the Allied forces lost World War Two. In the story, the Axis powers now rule the US, with the Nazis in control of the East Coast and the Japanese ruling over the West Coast.

 

The Nazi symbol on the subway trains are shown as part of the American flag, and the seats also feature the Rising Sun flag that was associated with Imperial Japan during that time.

 

 

New Yorkers took to social media to express their offense at the marketing campaign, dreamed by up Amazon, which produced the show. One Twitter user, Melissa Grey, wrote: "Let's just splatter real fascist symbolism on trains in one of the most diverse cities in the world."

 

As the Mic.com report notes, New York has the highest Jewish population in the US, with a recent survey finding that eight percent of the city's population is Jewish.

 

As the Mic.com report notes, New York has the highest Jewish population in the US, with a recent survey finding that eight percent of the city's population is Jewish.

 

The New York regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, Evan Bernstein, said: "This ad campaign has a feel of exploiting things that are so sensitive to so many people."

 


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