Daily Mail: Hitler Action Figures for Sale In Kiev

The Adolf Hitler doll which comes with a change of clothes - and a spare head with a kind face

An action-man style doll of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has gone on sale in the Ukraine, with saleswomen comparing the doll to Barbie.

Supermarkets in the capital Kiev are stocking the 40 centimetre high figure of the fuhrer, complete with jackboots, leather trench-coat and swastika armband.

The £100 figure has a spare head "with a kind expression on it," glasses and several changes of clothes.

It comes in a presentation box with the dates of Hitler's birth and death on it.

The decision to market the figure comes at a time of growing extreme right political sentiment in Ukraine.

There are also reports of increasing xenophobia and racism, and of some extremists supporting racism similar to that of Nazi Germany under Hitler.

Critics believe a cult of Hitler could spring up among disaffected youths, too young to remember the ravages Nazism wreaked on the country.

Around three million people died as a result of the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine, including 1.5 million Jews.

Hitler wanted to turn the country into a buffer zone with Russia peopled by slave workers working for the Third Reich.

Although Ukranian laws prohibit any form of fascism or propaganda, the dolls are already on sale and will be mass marketed this summer.

One saleswoman said: "It is like Barbie. Kids can undress fuhrer, pin on medals and there's a spare head in the kit to give him a kinder expression on his face.

"He has glasses that are round, in the manner of pacifist Jon Lennon".

The doll will also come with accessories like a miniature Blondi, Hitler's faithful Alsatian who died alongside the Nazi in his bunker in Berlin in 1945.

The doll is dressed in long light-brown cloak, military uniform and jackboots.

According to the saleswoman, should the demand be high, manufacturers will go further and launch a series of themed Third Reich toys, including interiors of Hitler's chancellery, toy concentration camps with barbed wire, barracks and operating models of gas chambers and crematoriums.
Unbelievable. Yemach shemo!


Taziuk said...

The source information about Hitler dolls in Ukraine is based on false,
anti-Ukrainian propaganda. The Daily Mail have withdrawn the article from their website and the BBC have now publicly acknowledged that this story
was false: http://www.khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1210550372

This doll has been on sale in the UK and the USA for some time already:

UK http://www.modellersloft.co.uk/showitem.ihtml?id=22831
USA http://www.pzg.biz/figure_hitler.htm

There is detailed information about how this story came to be twisted
into a slander against Ukraine, one posted by the Kharkiv Human Rights
Protection Group (http://www.khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1209570049) and a more detailed analysis by the Ukrainian Archive

I urge you to please issue a public correction.

Further reading:

Taziuk said...

Prominent European media outlets recently circulated false reports of an Adolf Hitler doll being made in Ukraine. Ukrainian journalist Yevgeny Minko said he was disappointed with how the erroneous story was handled.

DW-WORLD.DE was among the European media sources to publish the falsified report on its English site in April 2008. It has since been removed from the Web site. The editors apologize to those readers who were offended by the publication of the article.

Evilnstuff said...

Well, if it is true, I must have one. No, I am not racist...far from it actually. I have a strong fascination for individuals whom seemingly have a strong hold on people and their morals, despite what they know to be true deep within themselves. Charles Manson is another one of these characters. Why is it that so many want so much control and power? What do you gain from the fear of others, but fear yourself?