Report: Hitler doll to sell in Ukraine

17:29, 21 April 2008
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It would almost certainly spark public outcry

A Ukrainian manufacturer is preparing to sell dolls of the former German dictator Adolf Hitler in local toy stores, the Zerkalo Tizhden` newspaper reported Monday, according to DPA.The 40-centimetre figure will first be available in the capital Kyiv, and like the similar-sized Barbie doll wear clothes the owner may change, according to the article.

The Hitler doll, if it were it to go on sale, would almost certainly spark public outcry in the former Soviet republic.

During Germany`s World War Two invasion of the Soviet Union between two and three million inhabitants in the Ukraine died, among them an estimated one and a half million Jews.

Most Nazi images are illegal in Ukraine, as are any positive depictions of the Nazi regime.

The former Soviet republic in recent years has seen increasing nationalist activism, amid reports of increasing xenophobia and racism and some extremists supporting racism similar to that of Nazi Germany under Hitler.


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