Monday, July 17, 2017

The "Hitler Heater Ad"

by Jack Brummet

In 1999, a Taiwanese company published its infamous "Hitler Heater Ad." The ad for a German-made heater used a cartoon image of Adolf Hitler alongside the heater. A company rep explained, "We decided to use Hitler because as soon as you see him, you think of Germany. It leaves a deep impression." [Taipei Times - Nov 23, 1999]