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Germany Irked over Italian Nazi Wine

German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries has protested in a letter to her Italian colleague Roberto Castelli over Italian wine bottles that bear the likeness of Adolph Hitler and other Nazis. Although the wine has been bottled and sold in Italy for years, Germany has only now officially complained since the winery is now offering its products on the Internet. According to German ARD television, a wine producer from the Udine region produces around 30,000 bottles a year with pictures of Hitler, Gestapo leader Heinrich Himmler, as well as Italian and Soviet dictators Benito Mussolini and Josef Stalin. The Hitler bottle is called “Füherwein” and carries slogans such as “One People, One Reich, One Leader.” Nazi symbols such as swastikas and Hilter’s book “Mein Kampf” are banned in Germany.