Hitler cake at the center of Italian teen scandal
Bologna – n Italian teenager chose to mark his 15th Birthday, which took place on Holocaust Commemoration Day, with two cakes designed with a portrait of Adolf Hitler, Simon Wiesenthal Center Europe reported Thursday.
The two cakes bore Italian texts, one saying “Hello darling? Turn up the oven, I am coming home!” The other: “Let’s go… Today, we’ll have an all gas [full throttle] evening!”
Three of the teenager’s friends who were present refused to taste the cake and reported the event to their teacher. The parents of the teen and the teen cake’s baker claim it was prank with no intention to offend.
In a letter to the President of the Italian National Partisans Association Carla Nespolo, Dr. Shimon Samuels, Simon Wiesenthal Center director of international relations, urged “ANPI to investigate and seek appropriate measures against the parents and the pastry cook” for offending “the anti-Nazi resistance and the victims of the Holocaust.”