NAZI Bedsheets in India?

1 10 2007

In India’s financial capital Mumbai, home furnishing stores are selling bedsheets called NAZI, according to Reuters.  Though the dealers claim the bedsheets have nothing to do with Hilter or anti-semitisim, members of India’s Jewish Community, which is about 5,000, are considering legal action, if the name is not changed. Here is an excerpt from the Reuters piece:

We will ask him to stop this nonsense,” Jonathan Solomon, head of Indian Jewish Federation told Reuters on Sunday. “We don’t want Nazism to arrive in any zone in India or the world.”

The NAZI-named bedspread is being sold at stores in India’s financial capital Mumbai. The new product is promoted with a brochure that displays two red swastikas against a black background.

The brochure reads “Bed and Beyond presents the NAZI collection” with the expanded form of the word written in a very small font. The cover has a picture of two red cushions and a red bedspread.

“The name has nothing to do with Hitler,” said the dealer, Kapil Kumar Todi, denying he had chosen the name for free publicity. “It’s just an abbreviation.”

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