>News broke out (well, trickled) about the Nazi cakes shortly after I had read the New Yorker review of Ruth Brandon’s book “Ugly Beauty”, which includes discussion of the “entrepreneurial spirit” of Eugène Schueller, founder of L’Oréal, who collaborated with the French right-wing right up until the moment it looked that they might lose the war, then switched sides and helped out the Resistance, all for business. The review itself is an interesting read, as I imagine the book is as well.
But back to the Nazi cakes — some cake baker over near Vienna has catalogues of sample cakes for customers to peruse, including an “adult theme” catalogue with sexual motivs and, for the extreme right-leaning (or perhaps it was for the opening night party of “The Producers”?), cakes with swastikas or sieg-heiling babies*. This made the news after the Mauthausen Committee got wind of it, but charging the baker will be difficult, since the law only pertains to open public display of Nazi symbols and such. He doesn’t seem to be an actual neo-nazi, and it’s not against the law to be morally dense**.
Artikel, Der Standard (in German but there are photos)
* that sounds just weird enough to make me want to see it.
** “It’s a free country” used to be a common expression in the States. I haven’t heard it in a long time, though. Do people there still say it?
UPDATE: it seems that the “baby” is actually a doll arm coming out of the “ground” giving the nazi salute. Which is sort of disappointing.