Cyprus Mail

Jumbo toy stores pull Nazi-themed paper bags

Jumbo toy stores were forced to withdraw paper bags they were selling after it transpired they had Nazi symbols printed on them.

The company was alerted by customers who noticed that the apparently travel-themed design on the paper bag included a third Reich postage stamp with Adolph Hitler and a post office stamp of an eagle atop a swastika, the symbol of the Nazi party.

The Greek company issued a statement saying the bag in question had been sold at its stores and online without anyone noticing for a long time “that a period stamp and a postage stamp could generate the wrong associations.”

“As soon as it was noticed by a customer and pointed out to us it was decided to withdraw and destroy” the bags, Jumbo said.