Polish Company Causes Uproar After Making Hitler Socks
A Polish sock company caused uproar after making socks with the image of Adolf Hitler.
Nanushki, a sock outfitter, renamed their socks to “Patrik” after causing controversy for making socks that looked like the German dictator, reported the New York Post. The previous caption about the socks noted that he devised a plan to conquer the world and that the socks “bring order in the socks drawer,” according to an earlier version of the merchandise obtained by PR Proto.
The socks are part of the “Happy Friends” collection.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the organization that preserves the history of the German concentration camp, tweeted out a picture of the Hitler socks.
Skarpetki “Adolf”. Trudno to nawet skomentować. pic.twitter.com/F7G14X7uHX
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) February 22, 2018
The renamed socks now feature Patrik who is described as a philanthropist, businessman, and investor, according to the caption on the company’s website. The collection also features socks of famous people such as Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.
#Patrick – makler, finansista biznesmen i filantrop #szef (czyt. #prezes). Kupuje, buduje i balansuje. Jego słabość to szybkie #samochody, dobre #garnitury i piękna #Marilyn. Poznasz go po różowym krawacie i przynajmniej sześciu zerach na koncie. Sprawdź naszą najnowszą kolekcję #happyfriendssocks od #nanushki. #new #collection #happyfriends #smile #skarpetki #fashion #followme #socks #colorful #love #peace #like #happy #smile
Poland previously caused controversy in the Jewish community over a law that will make it illegal to discuss Polish complicity in the Holocaust, reported Bloomberg.