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Austrian Nazis

Austrian Bell in praise of Hitler tolled unnoticed for 80 years

The Wolfpassing castle bell in Austria has an inscription praising Hitler.Photo: AP

Like many others in Austria's countryside, a tower bell above the red-tiled rooftops of Wolfpassing village marks the passing of each hour with an unspectacular "bong." But this bell is unique: It is embossed with a swastika and praise to Adolf Hitler.

Tuesday, 30 July, 2013, 2:54am

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff's secret Nazi past

The recent revelation of the secret Nazi past of one of Colombia's best-known anthropologists, and a former visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has shaken academic circles to their core.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

Schools skirt around Holocaust

Most Hong Kong people are unaware of the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party because children are taught too selectively about the second world war in school, according to a university professor.

Thomas Tse Kwan-cho of the Chinese University said the history curriculum in secondary schools was broad but not very deep.

13 Aug 2003 - 12:00am


Q Did Hong Kong get value for money from Real Madrid's visit?

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Stand and deliver

ADOLF HITLER MAY seem an unlikely role model for 21st-century corporate climbers. But personnel trainer Mark Loasby is so convinced of the Nazi dictator's value as a coaching tool that he shows a video of the Fuhrer at seminars he leads with some of Asia's top executives.

25 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

HK's history of Holocaust howlers

THE T-shirt controversy is the latest in a string of cases in which Hong Kong has given short shrift to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Tasteless advertising promotions using images of Adolf Hitler have been followed by public anger at the sale of Nazi memorabilia and war figurines.

3 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Nazi toys linked to SAR firm

German police have seized toy soldiers imported from Hong Kong modelled on Nazi war criminals and carrying swastikas.

Among the figures found in the east German towns of Jena and Weimar were miniatures of war criminal Joachim Peiper and SS Lieutenant-General Otto Skorzeny, both of whom are neo-Nazi idols.

4 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Not in front of the readers

ONE of the characteristic features of colonial societies is the 'not in front of the children' syndrome. This states that a comment which would be uncontroversial in the mother country is a matter for stern condemnation if made before an audience of foreign subjects.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am


IF using Hitler to advertise isn't bad enough, then using phrases such as 'the final solution' in an attempt to be hip and trendy is unforgivable. Did these people learn nothing when they sat through Schindler's List ? I hope the Post exercises a little more discretion in its selling of advertising space in the future.

16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

ATV's Hitler advertisement is in poor taste

I WAS shocked to see the ATV ad which appeared in your newspaper. It is outrageous and unbelievable that the leading English newspaper in Hong Kong could allow such an ad of 'bad taste' to appear in its newspaper.

We have received very strong reaction, with complaints from the community and the public in general.

NACHMAN PEREL Consul General of Israel

16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Display of shocking values

THAT such an outrageous and morally offensive item as ATV's Hitler ad could have escaped the better judgment of not only the station's ad agency, but also its top management is deeply troubling.

Freedom of the press granted, I would still hope that someone at your paper had the common sense at least to question the content of this advertisement.

16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Display of shocking values

ATV'S advertising spread honouring Adolf Hitler and praising the Holocaust (SCMP, November 14) plumbs the bottom of the deepest pit of bad taste and insensitivity.

The obscenity is compounded by the involvement of your newspaper and MEDIA in running it, by ATV for commissioning it and by the advertising agency that came up with the despicable idea in the first place.

16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am


I CAN only assume that the persons responsible for conceiving, copy writing and approving the Hitler 'advertisement' are, without exception, imbecilic morons.


16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Apology from agency misses the mark

IF ATV had existed in the same time period as Adolf Hitler, according to its advertisement (SCMP, November 14) he would have been 'assured of the total domination' of Europe. But, if ATV had existed in Germany in the 1930s, Hitler would probably have murdered most of its journalists - a common practice during that time.

16 Nov 1994 - 12:00am