Hitler colouring book pulled from Dutch stores

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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