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2012-08-29 04:46:18 PM
If you have a problem with their clothing, just call their courtesy help-line at 213-DU WERDEST EINE KRANKENSCHWEISTER BRACHEN!!!
 
2012-08-29 04:54:49 PM
How could he Nazi that people would be offended?
 
2012-08-29 04:59:22 PM
The Management
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-08-29 05:02:29 PM
What did Hitler do that was so bad anyway?
 
2012-08-29 05:02:54 PM
Shah insisted that until the store opened he did not know who Adolf Hitler was and that Hitler was a nickname given to the grandfather of his store partner because "he was very strict".

"I didn't know how much the name would disturb people," he told AFP by telephone from Ahmedabad. "It was only when the store opened I learnt Hitler had killed six million people."



Looks like you've got a bit more reading to do...
 
2012-08-29 05:04:17 PM
The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.
 
2012-08-29 05:04:45 PM
Oh, so you just assume it is that Hitler?
 
2012-08-29 05:05:56 PM
"Shah insisted that until the store opened he did not know who Adolf Hitler was and that Hitler was a nickname given to the grandfather of his store partner because "he was very strict"."

Plus, my grandmother had nothing but the utmost respect for the Jewish community. When I was a kid she told me to always treat the Jewish kids with the utmost respect, or they'd put the sheni curse on me.
 
2012-08-29 05:06:11 PM
You know who else wore clothes?

/Stalin
 
2012-08-29 05:06:53 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.


Eh, the ignorance of the uneducated masses frequently knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to history in a faraway part of the world. Most Afghanis have no idea why there are U.S. troops in their country.
 
2012-08-29 05:08:00 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.


Indian troops fought in Europe. I have a hard time believing that he did not know. That swastika dotting the letter "I" gives it away, don't ya think?

He's lying like a rug.
 
2012-08-29 05:08:11 PM
Maybe he could rename the store "Hilter", yes??
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-29 05:08:35 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.


And put a Nazi Swastika in there to dot the I. Totally by coincidence.

(And yes, I know Swastikas have a Hindu meaning, but again, that's one hell of a coincidence.)
 
2012-08-29 05:08:40 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.


Can you blame him? I mean, not a whole lot of people have ever heard of Hitler. Up until last week, I honestly thought he was the right fielder for the Astros.
 
2012-08-29 05:08:51 PM
Go look at the picture, he has a Swastika as the dot in the " i " in Hitler. He knew what he was doing, didn't think he would get as much of backlash as he got.
 
2012-08-29 05:11:12 PM
Does he sell used clothes from Poland? Something out of style since the late '30s.
 
2012-08-29 05:11:46 PM
To be perfectly fair, Hitler IS way catchier than Schicklegruber.
 
2012-08-29 05:12:16 PM
Maybe his argument would hold more water if it wern't for the swastika dotting ther letter i.

l3.yimg.com


/Sieg Heils!!!
 
2012-08-29 05:12:42 PM
You mean you aren't familiar with Ragev Hitler, patriarch of the Hitler family of the Andhra Pradesh region of India?
 
2012-08-29 05:13:12 PM
What. Was it their marketing of "The last suit you will ever need to buy?"

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-29 05:13:55 PM

chuckufarlie: Does he sell used clothes from Poland? Something out of style since the late '30s.


Perhaps trendy arm bands and shirts with fancy patches.
 
2012-08-29 05:14:21 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.



It is believable. A lot of non-western nations were relatively untouched by WW II culturally speaking. As a result, Hitler and the Nazis are viewed more as historical figures rather than monsters.

From Asia:
www.cynical-c.com

But we have our own equivalent:

www.sierraus.com

Genghis Khan was the Hitler of his time with Mongol conquests killing some 30-60 million people.
 
2012-08-29 05:14:55 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.


Doesn't help his case that he dotted the 'i' in the store sign with a swastika either.
 
2012-08-29 05:16:45 PM

LineNoise: What. Was it their marketing of "The last suit you will ever need to buy?"

[upload.wikimedia.org image 480x353]


And a big sign in the break room touting the employee discount program: "Work makes free clothes."
 
2012-08-29 05:16:46 PM
Sorry people who have suffered their own brand of atrocities that nobody gives a shiat about don't treat yours with the reverence you believe it deserves.
 
2012-08-29 05:18:34 PM

TheDirtyNacho: It is believable. A lot of non-western nations were relatively untouched by WW II culturally speaking. As a result, Hitler and the Nazis are viewed more as historical figures rather than monsters.


India did directly fight the nazis. Not to mention what went on internally during WWII was a huge part of their history and independence.
 
2012-08-29 05:18:52 PM
Isn't there already a company that makes Hitler clothing?
www.yourlogoresources.com
 
2012-08-29 05:19:08 PM
Well dang, I was going to open a Stalin ladies wear and fine undergarments store across from that location.
 
2012-08-29 05:19:26 PM
Why don't you try on our Mein Kampfy t-shirt?
 
2012-08-29 05:21:55 PM
But... but... but people wear Che T-shirts all the time, why would ANYONE get upset over Hitler?
 
2012-08-29 05:22:37 PM
It really wasn't the clothes store that was his downfall. Its when he ordered the ovens claiming he wanted to branch out into a bakery that people really took notice.
 
2012-08-29 05:22:45 PM
Do they offer clothes for girl Hitlers?
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-08-29 05:25:48 PM
FTFA: Shah insisted that until the store opened he did not know who Adolf Hitler was and that Hitler was a nickname given to the grandfather of his store partner because "he was very strict".

Now let's think about this for a minute... You didn't know who Hitler was, but you understood the reference in your grandfather's naming of his store partner...

So you knew who he was... but you didn't know who he was...
 
2012-08-29 05:25:48 PM
www.statefansnation.com
 
2012-08-29 05:25:50 PM
Isn't the backwards swastika a sign of peace and prosperity in India?
 
2012-08-29 05:27:22 PM
Well, you have to admit them Nazis were snappy dressers. The riding boot/breeches look IS a classic.....

/and the dagger worn on on the belt, scrumptious!
 
2012-08-29 05:27:22 PM
Does the women's department sell Goebbels girdles?

/sorry
//sober
 
2012-08-29 05:28:00 PM
Buy some Heil Jordans.

windycitizensports.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-29 05:28:39 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-29 05:28:41 PM
media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-08-29 05:29:12 PM
Well speaking as Conservative candidate I just drone on and on and on...never letting anyone else get a word in edgeways, until I start foaming at the mouth and fall over backwards
 
2012-08-29 05:29:44 PM
Somewhere out there is a Gahan Wilson cartoon of a Neo-Nazi stormtrooper stomping the hell out of a shoe salesman. The caption reads "These will do nicely!"
 
2012-08-29 05:30:36 PM
Christ, get over it already. It was years and years ago.
 
2012-08-29 05:30:57 PM
FTFA: The owner of an Indian clothing store said Wednesday that he would only change its name from "Hitler" if he was compensated for re-branding costs, amid a growing row over the new shop.

The outlet, which sells Western men's wear, opened 10 days ago in Ahmedabad city in the western state of Gujarat with "Hitler" written in big letters over the front and with a Nazi swastika as the dot on the "i".

"I will change it (the name) if people want to compensate me for the money we have spent -- the logo, the hoarding, the business cards, the brand," Rajesh Shah told AFP.



Nope... tell you what... Why don't you just leave it alone? You're obviously too ignorant to understand the ramifications of your actions, so why should you have to deal with the consequences of that ignorance? I'm sure that if you continue on with this venture, people will eventually understand. After all, why should a businessman have to pay to correct his own incredibly stupid mistake?
 
2012-08-29 05:32:10 PM
The selection there is not very good.
Mostly brown shirts.
 
2012-08-29 05:32:45 PM

BigNumber12:

Eh, the ignorance of the uneducated masses frequently knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to history in a faraway part of the world. Most Afghanis have no idea why there are U.S. troops in their country.


I have no idea why there are U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Other than the poppy trade.
 
2012-08-29 05:33:25 PM

Fark Me To Tears: After all, why should a businessman have to pay to correct his own incredibly stupid mistake?


I'm sure he's soooo "sorry" about his "mistake" to get free publicity all over the world.
 
2012-08-29 05:34:36 PM

Rip Dashrock: BigNumber12:

Eh, the ignorance of the uneducated masses frequently knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to history in a faraway part of the world. Most Afghanis have no idea why there are U.S. troops in their country.

I have no idea why there are U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Other than the poppy trade.


2.bp.blogspot.com

:C
 
2012-08-29 05:35:37 PM

geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.



No ifs or wows needed. If you knew that Mein Kampf is a best seller in India and has been reported in the western media before as such, you'd know he was bullshiatting.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/5182107/Indian-b u siness-students-snap-up-copies-of-Mein-Kampf.html

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/04/indian-business-students - snap-up-copies-of-mein-kampfsales-of-mein-kampf-adolf-hitlers-autobiog raphy-and-apologia-for-his-an.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8660064.stm

http://rt.com/news/mein-kampf-sales-india/

And so on.....
 
2012-08-29 05:36:16 PM
The selection there is not very good.
Mostly brown shirts.


I LOL'ed.
 
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