Baker says sorry over swastika cakes

2011-04-15 22:08

Vienna - An Austrian baker, under investigation for icing cakes with Nazi symbols, has apologised to the head of a Holocaust awareness group for causing offence.

The cake-maker met with the head of the Austria Mauthausen Committee (MKOe), which has called for the bakery to be banned.

"I called him because from media reports I got the impression that he knew what he had done was wrong and that he was sorry for it," MKOe head Willy Mernyi said in a statement on the committee's website.

Austrian law bans the use of Nazi symbols. The baker has said he was only making what a customer wanted.

At the meeting, Mernyi gave the baker a book about the Mauthausen concentration camp and in return was presented with a traditional cake decorated with Jewish and Christian symbols.

  • The huntchback - 2011-04-15 22:27

    wheres the freedom of expresion? whats the world coming to

  • Palian - 2011-04-16 02:14

    Austrian law bans the use of Nazi symbols So, if we ban the ungubungu whatever 'struggle' song, we get to kiss juju if he drones on about it again? Rather don't ban it.

  • Erasmus - 2011-04-16 07:23

    Just one question. Who was the customer? I hope they realise that the swastika is a Hindu religious symbol. It was the Nazi's who copied it.

      LLLion - 2011-04-27 08:12

      The swastika is not a Hindu symbol- the sanscript 'swastika'rotates in the opposite direction and was around much earlier than the nazi pigs

  • Orosman - 2011-04-16 09:35

    Crap with the jewish groups whenever the swastika is used. a religious symbol of the hindus and freedom of expression or has the swastika been banned throughout the world and if so by whom.

  • rbradley03. - 2011-04-16 14:28

    every symbol has it's attrocities,including the star of david. which continues to cause wide spread misery around thee world

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