Austrian prosecutor investigates Hitler schnapps

2011-12-06 13:02

Vienna – A prosecutor is investigating whether a man selling wine and schnapps with pictures of Adolf Hitler on the labels is breaking a law prohibiting displays glorifying the Nazi era.

Wilfried Siegele says he will examine whether the alleged sales break the law after complaints from a Green Party member.

The man was identified today by officials and the Austria Press Agency only as Roland M, in keeping with privacy laws.

A website posting with a Facebook link to Roland Marte shows bottles with portraits of Hitler and the swastika. The site offers sales of spirits in “nostalgic bottles of former historical greats”.

A woman answering the telephone listed under Marte’s name confirmed he sold such bottles but said Marte wasn’t home. She would not identify herself.

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