Without directly referring to Hitler, the company says it is investigating how the image got into the books “despite various checks of the content.”
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Kruidvat declined further comment Thursday. It was not clear how many of the books were sold.
The Kruidvat chain of drugstores posted a statement on its website saying the colouring books, which went on sale this week, were immediately pulled from shelves after the discovery of an “inappropriate image.”
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In this two photo combo composed on Thursday, April 6, 2017, the colour-by-numbers image of Adolf Hitler before, left, and after been coloured in, in a book which went on sale this week. A chain of Dutch stores has apologized after inadvertently selling children’s colour-by-numbers books featuring an image of German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. (Ray Vervloed via AP)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A chain of Dutch stores has apologized after inadvertently selling children’s colouring books featuring an image of Adolf Hitler.
On his left arm is a red band with a swastika. The image shows Hitler giving a Nazi salute.
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