Owner to close Nazi theme cafe in Indonesia

 

Tuesday 23 July 2013 00:54
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Henry Mulyana standing outside the Soldatenkaffe 'The Soldiers' Cafe' in Bandung
Henry Mulyana standing outside the Soldatenkaffe 'The Soldiers' Cafe' in Bandung

The owner of a Nazi-themed café has decided to close it down amid intense pressure from home and abroad. Henry Mulyana, who ran the Soldatenkaffee in the West Java capital, Bandung, met local authorities on Monday, and tourism chiefs suggested he change the name and theme of the café.

City officials were worried the café might incite hate and racism in the town, which is a tourist destination.

Mr Mulyana said he was considering his options, but would not reopen the café, which has Nazi memorabilia and a portrait of Hitler on display.

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