July 7, 2011
Taiwan apologizes for photo of campers in Nazi uniforms
Taiwan’s defense ministry apologized for publishing a photo of three students in Nazi uniforms to publicize a summer military camp.
The photo showing the campers in full Nazi regalia was removed Thursday from the website of the Military News Agency, and an apology was issued to the citizens of Taiwan and Israel, the ministry’s spokesman told reporters, according to the French news agency AFP.
A military press officer had taken the photo earlier in the week.
The students also apologized, saying they had dressed in the uniforms “for fun.”
Israel does not have diplomatic ties with Taiwan, although it does maintain an Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, the capital and largest city in the Asian country.