Skip to comments.Nazi-Themed Cafe Reopens in Bandung
Posted on 06/24/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop after sparking international outrage reopened Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.
Henry Mulyana voluntarily shut down his SoldatenKaffee last year after media reports exposed his swastika-clad establishment, prompting death threats and accusation of inciting racial hatred.
Following the closure, his lawyer told AFP that Henry would later reopen his business with a broader World War II theme and said he would remove all swastikas.
But at the opening on Saturday, three huge iron eagles bearing swastikas were on display, as were WWII propaganda posters bearing the Nazi symbol.
Several young men attended the opening dressed in military outfits, including one bearing a swastika on his arm, and some posed for photos as prisoners of war in a mock interrogation room.
All aspects of the SoldatenKaffee are legal. We have a lot of customers from Europe and they dont have a problem with the World War II theme, because it is seen here from a historical perspective, Henry told reporters at the reopening.
That Henry is allowed to keep his cafe open sits in stark contrast to
attitudes in Europe, where several countries have criminalized promoting Nazi ideology and Holocaust denial.
The Jewish population in Indonesia is tiny, but historians have blamed poor schooling in the country for the lack of awareness and sensitivity of the Holocaust.
If the business succeeds then it can be said the owner is serving his local market, which would speak volumes about his little piece of Indonesia.
"So! It's all forgotten now, and let's hear no more about it. So, that's two egg mayonnaise, a prawn Goebbels, a Hermann Goering, and four Colditz salads."
Springtime for Hitler and Germany,winter for Poland and France....
You started it
No we didn’t
Yes you did,you invaded Poland
Those dark skinned Malays wouldn’t pass Nazi racial muster in a million years.
Nazi-loving Arabs are the same way. They think reading Mein Kampf in Arabic & conforming their ancient Jew-hatred with Nazi ideology will somehow turn them into honorary “Aryans”.
Or maybe the Malayans recall a time of a uniquely Asian form of racial supremacy - the Japanese in WWII. Time to be the masters now.
I don’t think there is any deep philosophy here beyond the Nazi’s being snappy dressers.
Himmler, among other Nazi officials actually expressed a great admiration for Islam.
The Japanese Sure arn't Aryans.
I guess even Hitler couldn't let his own Racism get in the way of a good Alliance.
The Nazis took due note of Japanese attitudes of racial supremacy, and seeing how brutally this was carried out against millions of hapless Chinese, they officially declared the Japanese people to be “honorary Aryans” as the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis was being proclaimed.
Do they serve South American cuisine?