Biathlon Guests Offered Nazi Newspapers

Embarrassed Siberians blame language differences
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2011 3:42 AM CST
Der Angriff was founded in 1927 by the Nazi party.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – Organizers of the 2011 World Biathlon Championships in Siberia had the charming idea of placing a selection of old newspapers among the hors d'oeuvres at a media reception. One small problem: the selection included Nazi-era German newspapers. "Reich Chancellor Hitler," read one headline from the Joseph Goebbels-founded propaganda paper Der Angriff. "The Invasion Has Begun," read another. Embarrassed biathlon officials apologized profusely, saying the designer responsible had picked the Nazi papers by mistake, Der Spiegel reports.

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