What Not to Put in a Kids Coloring Book: Hitler

Dutch chain has apologized for the 'inappropriate image'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2017 9:11 AM CDT
What Not to Put in a Kids Coloring Book: Hitler
The color-by-numbers image of Adolf Hitler, before and after it was colored.   (Ray Vervloed)

A chain of Dutch stores has apologized after inadvertently selling children's coloring books featuring an image of Adolf Hitler. The Kruidvat chain of drugstores posted a statement on its website saying the coloring books, which went on sale this week, were immediately pulled from shelves after the discovery of an "inappropriate image," per the AP. The image shows Hitler giving a Nazi salute. On his left arm is a red band with a swastika. Without directly referring to Hitler, the company says it is investigating how the image got into the books "despite various checks of the content." It isn't clear how many of the books were sold. (There was once a 9/11 coloring book.)

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