Complaints spur Thais to cover Hitler billboard

(JTA) — A giant billboard showing Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute located along a major highway in Thailand was covered up.

The billboard, which for two weeks had advertised a waxworks museum set to open in the coastal city of Pattaya, read in Thai "Hitler is not dead."

It was covered Sunday after about 100 complaints and a protest letter from the Israeli Embassy, as well as a complaint from the German Embassy, according to the Bangkok Post. 

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks managing director Somporn Naksuetrong apologized for the billboard.

"It is totally unacceptable to have such a monster like Adolf Hitler on public display," Israeli Ambassador Itzhak Shoham told the Bangkok Post. "How this could happen is beyond my understanding and comprehension."

 

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