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German Stores Recall Hitler Mug

A German furniture chain is recalling dozens of coffee mugs it had on sale, after discovering the mugs carried a portrait of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

The mugs, which were sold at a bargain price of 1.99 euros ($2.8) each, have a pattern of roses, old handwriting, and a Nazi-era postage stamp with Hitler's image on it.

Zurbrueggen is offering shoppers a voucher for 20 euros ($27.7) if they return the mug.

Zurbrueggen said on April 10 that 175 mugs have been sold before it spotted Hitler's image and took some 5,000 mugs off the market.

The Chief Executive Christian Zurbrueggen said both the purchasing agents in China and staff at his shop hadn't noticed Hitler in the decoration when the item was added to stock.
Based on reporting by dpa and