iPhone back cover with swastika

Hitler’s a bit of a hero in China. No-one seems to fully understand what he’s done, or maybe his cruelties just pale before what other despots have done in, say, China. So it’s common to see references to Nazism in the streets of Kunming, and indeed elsewhere in China.

So the street vendors in Wenhua Alley are selling iPhone covers with swastikas, and on Kunming’s Jianshe Lu there’s a store called 希特勒 (“Hitler”). It sells stuffed bears. When I entered and asked why the hell someone would name his shop after one of the biggest murderers of all time, the shopkeeper replied dryly: “Your culture isn’t our culture”. I guess that’s right. After all, there are many Mao restaurants, too.

Hitler Storefront
A stuffed bear shop named Hitler.

I used to have a picture of the storefront, but I cannot find it. Luckily, another blogger had noticed the oddity during her stay in Kunming, although she mistakenly thinks it’s about the Western food place above it. It isn’t. It’s the name of the stuffed bear shop.

By the way, if you search Facebook for “People that like Hitler”, you get a full list of everyone who publicly loves Hitler.

Facebook search for Hitler fans
Facebook exposing Hitler fans


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