by John Hawkins | January 23, 2008 6:15 am
Can you imagine going to a hotel so you could stay in the Hitler suite?
The Anti-Defamation League is demanding that a Belgrade hotel remove the large portrait of Adolf Hitler and change the theme of its most popular suite.
The Mr. President Hotel, in Belgrade, Serbia, offers hotel rooms named after past or present world leaders. Among them is the $200-a-night Hitler suite, where a portrait of the uniformed German dictator, with a swastika on his arm, hangs on the wall over the king-sized bed.
Other suites honor President George W. Bush, his father, former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Cuban Leader Fidel Castro, former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and former Yugoslavian communist dictator Josip Broz Tito.
But the Hitler room, number 501, reportedly is the most popular and is occupied mainly by German, Croat and Slovenian guests, hotel owner Dusan Zabunovic was quoted as saying.
…Zabunovic has not specifically commented on the ADL’s complaint, but on Wednesday, the hotel manager told Cybercast News Service, “It’s not just marketing. We placed the (Hitler) picture there because we don’t want to forget the bad things that Hitler has done.”
The manager said he’s not sure if the Hitler portrait will be removed, but he added that the hotel does not want to attract negative publicity.
Hitler? Tito? Castro? Stalin? And they’re worried about attracting “negative publicity?” Oh and they have Hitler’s picture there, “because we don’t want to forget the bad things that Hitler has done?” That’s the most obvious lie I’ve heard since the last time Bill Clinton gave a televised interview.
Speaking of Clinton,
The manager also said Hitler isn’t the only controversial leader. He mentioned one Serbian man who didn’t want to sleep in the Bill Clinton suite.
Clinton probably ordered the air raid that blew up the Serbian’s house. No wonder he didn’t want to sleep there. Of course, who would want to sleep in a Bill Clinton suite? It could be worse though — imagine drifting off to sleep with this ominous picture over your bed, staring down at you malevolently,
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