Swedish store clears shelves of Nazi toy soldiers

CEO of store confirms plans to remove the toys.

December 2, 2014 17:01
Nazi toy

Nazi toy . (photo credit: COBI.PL WEBSITE)

In the middle of the Christmas shopping season, a Swedish store has removed from its shelves toys resembling Nazi soldiers, Swedish media outlet The Local reported last week. The toys are manufactured by Cobi.

"When I looked closely at the figures I saw that there are German tanks with smiling soldiers from the Nazi era," a parent told The Expressen daily. 

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The symbols on the toys reportedly include swastikas and eagles.

Gekas CEO Boris Lennerhov has confirmed that his store plans to remove the toys. "This is not something we want to promote as form of ideal," he said.

In August, clothing chain Zara issued a public apology following an outcry over one of its T-shirts that some claim bears a resemblance to a concentration camp uniform.

The blue and white striped boy’s shirt with a yellow six-pointed star was intended to convey a wild west aesthetic, according to parent corporation Inditex, and will no longer be sold.

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