Goebbels gets the chop as shop gets the message
A VINTAGE toy shop has withdrawn an action figure of Joseph Goebbels after a customer complained.
An eagled eyed shopper spotted the figurine of the former nazi Minister of Propaganda on sale for £65 in Galactic Attic in Cardiff.
He complained to staff at the store who at the time seemed unaware of the significance of the doll.
A spokesperson for the shop said: “After someone pointed it out to me I took it down. I thought it was best I should.”
The Holocaust Educational Trust’s Chief Executive Karen Pollock MBE said: “It beggars belief that there are dolls portraying him and other Nazi figures available for sale in toy shops in the UK.”
She added: “Joseph Goebbels was responsible for the Nazi propaganda machine and a key figure in the Nazi party. How can this possibly be appropriate?”
Similar toys can be found on sale on Amazon, including an Adolf Hitler the Chancellor Action Figure, and a toy doll of Hermann Goering, commander-inchief of the Luftwaffe.
Ms Pollock urged Amazon and all other online retailers “to remove these from their site immediately and urge Short shelf-life: the Joseph Goebbels doll which caused so much anger
all decent businesses to do the same”.
A Board of Deputies spokesperson said: “’Toys such as these are in awful taste.
There is nothing cute or playful about the figures depicted or the awful crimes perpetrated by those that they are modelled on. No shopkeeper or online seller
with any decency would have them on display.”
A Board of Deputies spokesperson said: “’Toys’ such as these are in awful taste. There is nothing cute or playful about the figures depicted or the awful crimes perpetrated by those that they are modelled on. ”