Harm in a Wine Label?

Labor Day holiday will have many exclaiming, “I love the label. Guess I bought the wine because I liked the label.” Fuhrer wine label causes uproar.


Labor Day is a just-for-fun holiday. A lot of wine and other beverages will be served. You’ll probably hear people say the wine bottle in their hand has, “the cutest . . . prettiest . . . most imformative . . .label.”
Tourists in Italy recently were incensed (because one of them noted that her father lived through Auschwitz) and protested to Italian authorities, and to local and international press, about wine adored with Adolf Hitler’s image.
It’s only one of Italian winemaker Lunardelli’s tasteless line of Nazi-themed wines. He has produced dozens of different labels with such names as “Ein volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer” a slogan meaning “One people, one empire, one ruler” but he also has another line bearing images and slogans of Benito Mussolini and his fascist regime. The first vintage
bearing personages of Italian and other world political figures was in l993 and it’s not the first time his great label marketing that was a success has caused controversial uproars.
Germany takes the Nazi legacy seriously: neo-Nazi parties are illegal, Hitler’s authobiography Mein Kampf has been officially banned for decades, and the German Parliament has almost blocked approval for a straightforward genetic testing law, apparently over the echoes of Nazi eugenics programs.
Italian law also forbids the glorification of the l930″s fascist regime. However, one month after a formal protest, an Italian judge ruled they were okay to sell.
Some of these wines have carried the labels of Stalin, Marx, and Che Guevara.
The Fuhrer continues to be in trouble. May your wine label with such an attention grabber be as delicious.

Author: lebensbornnovel

There at the base of a mountain, I live in a rustic cabin with my engineer/writer husband and loving cat, Alfie. I am a former journalist and pr consultant. In my blog I attempt to capture a sliver of WW history, the Lebensborn program to create a Master Race, and to add newsworthy tidbits which are 'somewhat' relevant to this subject.

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