February 24, 2024

The Honky Donky quick meals restaurant in Rafaela, Argentina, has withdrawn its “Anne Frank hamburger” and its “Hitlerian fries” after the response of the native Jewish group.

The Rafaela Jewish Group condemned the restaurant for the dishes, issuing a press release on its Fb web page wherein it underscores the “revulsion and indignation” of the group.

“Given the general public information {that a} quick meals outlet in our metropolis trivially makes use of the names of Anne Frank and Adolf to call its merchandise, the Rafaela Jewish Group expresses its deepest repudiation and indignation, asserting that we’ll provoke authorized actions akin to the very fact in query,” they wrote.

It doesn’t finish there.

Among the many different sorts of fries that proceed to be provided are ‘Benedict’, ‘Genghis’ and ‘Mao’, named after the Italian fascist chief, Mongolian conqueror and Chinese language communist dictator respectively.

Thoughts you, they didn’t even get the spelling of “Genghis” proper.

Nevertheless, the chain will now not supply Holocaust-themed dishes bearing the names of Anne Frank and the Nazi dictator, and has apologized for the social media advertising marketing campaign.

The “Anne Frank” burger has been renamed after Anne Boleyn, the second spouse of England’s King Henry VIII earlier than she was beheaded. The restaurant additionally stated it could quickly launch new burgers and fries named after extra uplifting figures like Gandhi, Mom Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Dalai Lama.

So inspiring.

Hopefully they get the spelling proper. Or that they discard the idea.

The restaurant, which already had a status as a refuge for Nazi Germans after World Battle II, has completed the South American nation no favours. In truth, after the defeat of Germany in 1945, Argentine President Juan Peron commissioned his intelligence service to offer escape routes for some former Nazi officers, particularly these with scientific and technical information. They included notorious Nazis like Adolf Eichmann and the Angel of Loss of life, Josef Mengele.