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Controversial Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia reopens, with swastikas intact

Published on Jun 21, 2014 8:15 PM
Indonesian customers coming in World War II motif military uniforms, one bearing a Nazi's swastika insignia while a portrait of Adolf Hitler hangs in the background, at the reopened SoldatenKaffee in Bandung city, western Java island on June 21, 2014. The Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia, which sparked international outrage and closed, has reopened with its walls still bearing swastikas and a large painting of Adolf Hitler. -- PHOTO: AFP 

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AFP) - A Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop after sparking international outrage reopened on Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler.

Mr Henry Mulyana voluntarily shut down his SoldatenKaffee last year after media reports exposed his swastika-clad establishment, prompting death threats and accusations of inciting racial hatred.

Following the closure, his lawyer told AFP that Mr Mulyana would later reopen his business with a broader World War II theme and said he would remove all swastikas.

But at the opening on Saturday, three huge iron eagles bearing swastikas were on display, as were WWII propaganda posters bearing the Nazi symbol.

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