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Amazon Coated NYC Subways With Nazi Memorabilia, And New Yorkers Are Pissed

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Some well-placed advertising from an alternative history film is ruffling a lot of feathers in the Big Apple.

Amazon placed Nazi and Imperial Japan propaganda ads all over New York City buses and trains to bring attention to their film adaptation of the Science Fiction novel “The Man In The High Castle.” But, the ads are directing a wave of disgust and rage toward Amazon, Mashable reported Nov. 23.

“The Man In The High Castle” is an alternative history film that envisages the Axis Powers winning World War II and partitioning the United States into sections in which both Japan and Germany control. The film then explores what American life would be like under fascist rule. (RELATED: Who Is The Poop Nazi? [UPDATED])

Amazon, who just released the episodes for the first season Nov. 20, attempted to draw interest in the show by covering NYC public transportation in Nazi advertising, but the backlash from the public was swift. (RELATED: Adolf Hitler’s Manifesto ‘Mein Kampf’ To Return To German Bookstores)

Amazon was not without their defenders though.

The photos were first taken by Katherine Lam, a digital producer with Pix 11 News.

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