Hitler cake at the center of Italian teen scandal

The teenager chose to celebrate his birthday, which is also on the date of Holocaust Commemoration Day, with two Hitler cakes.

March 15, 2019 02:30
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Hitler cake at the center of Italian teen scandal

A cake bearing the portrait of Hitler was served at the Birthday of an Italian teenager . (photo credit: SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE)


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An Italian teenager chose to mark his 15th Birthday, which took place on Holocaust Commemoration Day, with two cakes designed with a portrait of Adolf Hitler, Simon Wiesenthal Center Europe reported Thursday.

The two cakes bore Italian texts, one saying “Hello darling? Turn up the oven, I am coming home!” The other: “Let's go... Today, we’ll have an all gas [full throttle] evening!”

Three  of the teenager's friends who were present refused to taste the cake and reported the event to their teacher. The parents of the teen and the teen cake's baker claim it was prank with no intention to offend.

In a letter to the President of the Italian National Partisans Association Carla Nespolo, Dr. Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Center director of international relations, urged “ANPI to investigate and seek appropriate measures against the parents and the pastry cook" for offending “the anti-Nazi resistance and the victims of the Holocaust.”

ANPI is the Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d'Italia is an association founded by participants of the Italian resistance against the Italian Fascist regime and the subsequent Nazi occupation during World War II.

Italy was an ally of Nazi Germany during WWII, modern Jewish Ghettos were established in Rome and Venice to facilitate the deportations of Jews with the active participation of Italians and the Italian state.

The modern Italian state marks October 18, the deportation date of the Jews of Rome, as Holocaust Memorial Day.

Holocaust Commemoration Day is marked on the 27th of January, the date in which the Red Army liberated Auschwitz.   


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