Thai varsity apologises for Hitler mural in campus

A premier Thai university has apologised for a graduation mural in the middle of its campus depicting Adolf Hitler among several comic book superheroes.

Updated: Jul 16, 2013, 17:35 PM IST

Bangkok: A premier Thai university has apologised for a graduation mural in the middle of its campus depicting Adolf Hitler among several comic book superheroes.

Chulalongkorn University expressed its "deep regret" over the painting, which appeared last week and featured Superman, Batman and the Incredible Hulk as well as Hitler.

In a letter to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which had complained about the poster, the university said the students who created it were "unaware of its significance" and had been warned.

A picture posted on the Simon Wiesenthal Center website shows a young woman in a graduation gown giving a Nazi salute in front of the giant mural, which reads "Congratulation".
"Hitler as a superhero?" said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Jewish human rights and Holocaust memorial organisation, in comments on the website.
"The painting, which has now become a topic of debate, is not intended to refer to anyone particularly," the University said.

PTI