German magazine slammed for Trump "Nazi salute" cover

A person holds a copy of the 'Stern' news magazine in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 showing U.S. President Donald Trump draped in the American flag while giving a stiff-armed Nazi salute. Stern magazine's illustration is part of a cover story headlined 'Sein Kampf' which translates as 'His Struggle' and is a play on Adolf Hitler's infamous 'Mein Kampf'. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN — This week's cover of a popular German news magazine depicting U.S. President Donald Trump draped in the American flag while giving a stiff-armed Nazi salute is drawing sharp criticism from a prominent Jewish group.

Stern magazine's illustration is part of a cover story headlined "Sein Kampf," which translates as "His Struggle" and is a play on Adolf Hitler's infamous "Mein Kampf."

Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center says it's been "outspoken in criticizing President Trump for failing to make a distinction between Nazis and KKK protesters and those who opposed them." But it said "the depiction of the president as a latter-day Hitler by a major German publication is untrue and beyond the pale."

It says "Germans must surely know that by misappropriating" Nazi symbols "they belittle and becloud" past crimes.

Must Read

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

May 24, 2017

Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals

Tillerson heads to Asia with North Korea tensions high

Mar 13, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels this week into the increasingly volatile situation in North Asia with visits to Japan, South Korea and China

Cardinal at center of Ireland's clergy abuse scandals dies

Feb 21, 2017

Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90

People also read these

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

May 24, 2017

Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals

Tillerson heads to Asia with North Korea tensions high

Mar 13, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels this week into the increasingly volatile situation in North Asia with visits to Japan, South Korea and China

Cardinal at center of Ireland's clergy abuse scandals dies

Feb 21, 2017

Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH

About Us

24-7 Reporters publishes up-to-the-minute news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our certified reporters are among the most experienced, well-trained and talented across the globe, covering issues resonating progressives in every corner of the world.

Contact us: sales@reporterscom.com