Australian Holocaust survivors ‘shaken’ by ‘Secret Hitler’ board game
A board game based on the reign of Adolf Hitler during the Second World War, kept on the main shelves of Australian shops, has made children survivors of the Holocaust tremble.
The sight of the game, "Secret Hitler", sold in several major game retailers, has brought about 10 complaints to the Anti-Defamation Commission, a Jewish organization that fights against anti-Semitism, the week last.
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A Jewish group condemned retail stores for holding the Secret Hitler board game.
"I started shaking, I literally saw the flash of the Holocaust in front of me, I felt like there were Nazis about to break into the shop, I could hardly look at the shopkeeper", he wrote in her complaint
"I felt antisemitism alive, I did not see the time to leave from there."
A nephew of the Holocaust, in which millions of Jews were killed, said he felt sick.
"I was absolutely horrified to see the atrocities of Hitler and his regime playing in a game," Simone said in a statement on Friday 1
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In the game, fascists and liberals compete or elect Hitler – or prevent him from gaining power.
The product claims that it is a game of social deduction for 10 people to find and stop the "Secret Hitler" between the two teams of liberals and fascists.
Set during the short Weimar German Republic over the years & # 39 30, teams compete by voting for legislative proposals, with a group of fascists working to elect Hitler while the Liberal team tries to keep democracy alive
But the president of ADC Dvir Abramovich said to AAP that the game had upset the Jews
disgusted by the fact that a board game bearing that name and revolving around Hitler, whose many victims live in Melbourne and other cities, is sold in stores here ", said dr. Abramovich.
"Anyone who suffered under Hitler or lost families at the hands of the Nazis would not find it fun and playful."
The ADC asked retailers to immediately extract the product from their shelves.
The game, created by the same group behind the popular cards against humanity, has been available in Australia since 2017 and is also sold in the United States and in Canada.
Game creators, Capra, Lupo and Cavolo recognize that the board game is controversial.
Readers are urged to contact US President Donald Trump to protest, according to the company's Q & A section.
Secret Hitler recently released a recall of the Trump Pack administration, replacing Hitler with the president of the United States.
– with AAP