An Indian boutique owner, Rajesh Shah, named his store Hitler and included a swastika to dot the 'i,' reports The Times of India.
Amazingly, Shah claims that he had no clue that he was naming his store after the monstrous Nazi leader.
Shah told The Times of India: “Hitler was a nickname given to my business partner Manish Chandani’s grandfather because of his strict nature. Frankly, till the time we applied for the trademark permission, I had only heard that Hitler was a strict man. It was only recently that we read about Hitler on the Internet.”
Even more amazing, is how that excuse may be true.
Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi, an Assistant Professor at Gautam Buddha University in India told EcucationViews.org: “Most of the Indians do not even know about the Jews, let alone the Holocaust. Among the section of the Indian population that is aware of the Holocaust, there are many who have fallen into the trap of the Holocaust deniers and have started either doubting it as a whole or just its scale.”
Shah told The Times of India that he would be willing to change the name of the store, if he was compensated for the sign.