Austrian Prosecutor investigates Hitler Schnapps

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Posted: Dec 06, 2011 6:57 AM
Austrian Prosecutor investigates Hitler Schnapps

A prosecutor is investigating whether a man selling wine and schnapps with pictures of Adolf Hitler on the labels is breaking a law prohibiting displays glorifying the Nazi era.

Wilfried Siegele says he will examine whether the alleged sales break the law after complaints from a Green party member.

The man was identified Tuesday by officials and the Austria Press Agency only as Roland M., in keeping with privacy laws.

A website posting with a Facebook link to Roland Marte shows bottles with portraits of Hitler and the swastika. The site offers sales of spirits in "nostalgic bottles of former historical greats."

A woman answering the telephone listed under Marte's name confirmed he sold such bottles but said Marte wasn't home. She would not identify herself.