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Adolf Hitler waxwork removed from Indonesian museum

From BBC - November 11, 2017

A life-size model of Adolf Hitler used for "selfies" by visitors to an Indonesian museum has been removed.

Pictures shared on social media show people grinning as they pose with the Nazi leader in front of an image of the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp.

It was only when the international community reacted with outrage that the De ARCA Statue Art Museum realised it had caused any offence.

The museum, in Jogjakarta, Java, said it had only wanted to educate.

"We do not want to attract outrage," the museum's operations manager, Jamie Misbah, told news agency AFP.

Pictures on social media show numerous people posing with the fibreglass statue, including a group of young boys dressed in orange uniforms performing a Nazi salute.

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