Mumbai’s Hitler themed Restaurant

What bloody sick rascal came up with this “innovative” idea? This should be condemned in the strongest terms and the restaurant management should apologise unconditionally and change their name or just plain close down.

Mumbai’s Hitler theme Restaurant

Things people do to rake in a few cheap bucks.

“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” owner Punit Shablok told Reuters.

“We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”

Translation – I want to make some cheap bucks by using Hitler’s “brand recognition”.

/Feeling sick beyond belief 😡

Update: The Owner of the restaurant agrees to drop the name ‘Hitler’s Cross’ and remove all references to Hitler.

The owner of a restaurant named after Adolf Hitler said Thursday he will change its name because it angered so many people.Puneet Sablok said he would remove Hitler’s name and the Nazi swastika from billboards and the menu. He had said the restaurant’s name — “Hitler’s Cross” — and symbols were only meant to attract attention.

Sablok made the decision after meeting with members of Bombay’s small Jewish community.“Once they told me how upset they were with the name, I decided to change it,” he said. “I don’t want to do business by hurting people.”

Plus the article carries this much, much needed clarification.

The swastika symbol, which was appropriated by the Nazis, was originally an ancient Hindu symbol and it is displayed all over India to bring luck.

Hitler altered the swastika by spinning it 45 degrees and using the Red, Black and White of Imperial Germany to design the Nazi Flag. In his own words in the Mein Kampf

“I myself, meanwhile, after innumerable attempts, had laid down a final form; a flag with a red background, a white disk, and a black swastika in the middle. After long trials I also found a definite proportion between the size of the flag and the size of the white disk, as well as the shape and thickness of the swastika”.

More in this excellent article on the History of the Swastika symbol on Wikipedia. It also includes a writeup on how the Nazis distorted and abused this ancient Hindu Mystical symbol for their own nefarious purposes.

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5 responses to “Mumbai’s Hitler themed Restaurant

  1. Prashanth

    This has reference to the link (and the same article is carried in Reuters as well) which says that the Swastika used by Hitler (and the Restaurant) is the one used by Hindus as well.

    It isnt so. The swastika used by Hitler is a Inverse of the Swastika used by the Hindus.

  2. what’s wrong if a eatery has named it after Hitler, there is no law in India stating that admiring Hitler or doing anything related to Hitler is a crime.

    the jews are raising an unncessary hue and cry, agreed they were persecuted under Nazi Germany’s reign, but not every person who admires Hitler isnt’ an ant-Semitic.

    i’m a Hindu and i admire Hitler but i don’t agree with his Aryan Race theory and his anti-Semitism.

    i admire his leadership and the way in which he avenged Germany’s humiliation in WW I and enslaved France and taught Britain a lesson in WW II.apart from this he wa successful leader and was instrumental in the re-unification of Germany.

  3. Ganesh how would we as Indians feel if a new cafe called ‘General Dwyer-Hero of Amritsar’ was opened in Jerusalem?

    Hitler was a hate-mongering mass murderer and he should be treated as such.

  4. dick hertz

    GREAT NAME! Don’t change it. People need to get over their own issues and stop being so overly hypersensitive. How many Jews did the Romans kill in 66 a.d. and yet there’s no problems with the Italians and if they called the restaurant Nero. Stalin and Mao killed way more of their own people and they are never even remotely as vilianized as Hitler. At least Hitler made some great strides and improvements for his people. What’s more the same people that are offended by this probably love Volkswagon, jet airplane travel and the opening ceremony of the torch during the olympics. All Hitler and nazi based products.

  5. the REAL aryan

    Right said ganesh and dick.there will surely come a time in the future when hitler will be seen as a merely a good conqueror and empire founder and his atrocities will be just as forgotten as Alexanders’ against Zorasterians or genghis khans against the chinese or napoleans against the north africans or french and british agianst the colonies they looted.

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