The Furor About the Führer

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Wed, Apr 28th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The sillification of Hitler doesn't sit well with everybody. When news of the YouTube takedowns broke, a spokesman for the Anti-Defamation League told the Associated Press that he was "delighted".

"We feel that they trivialize not only the Holocaust, but World War II. Hitler is not a cartoon character."

Indeed, Holocaust survivor groups had previously complained about the Downfall videos for much the same reason. The trouble is that Hitler became a cartoon character a long time ago.

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