We’re going to guess that if a picture of Hitler ends up in a children’s color-by-number book, it’s not an accident. Someone made a decision to put it there.
Nonetheless, a drug store chain in Europe is apologizing for the coloring book, which was produced in India. It has pulled the book, according to the BBC.
“My suspicion is that the man who created the coloring book got a book of famous people out of the closet and selected a pair, which unfortunately included Adolf Hitler. Maybe he did not recognize him,” a spokesperson for the Belgian publisher Trifora said.
So, whoops? No sale.
The company said it’s investigating how it could have happened.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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