August 31, 2011
Alter Hitler figure, British Jewish group asks Madame Tussauds
A Jewish organization in Britain has called on Madame Tussauds to make its wax replica of Hitler look more defeated.
The UK Zionist Federation told the Evening Standard that making Hitler look more vulnerable and not “upright” could prevent guests from posing next to the figure making the “Sieg Heil” salute.
“I have no problem with Adolf Hitler being displayed,” Stefan Kerner, the federation’s director of public affairs, told the Evening Standard. “However, we want to display him in a more vulnerable position or situation. Or he could be placed in a way that people can’t take photographs beside him.”
Additional guards were posted around the Hitler figure after Israeli tourists complained about the salutes. Visitors have been warned against such gestures but they are continuing, according to reports.
The figure also is attacked regularly by anti-Hitler visitors.