ADL Welcomes Name Change for Hitler-Themed Restaurant In India
New York, NY, August 24, 2006 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomes the decision of an Indian restaurant owner to change the name of his Hitler-themed eatery.
"We are pleased that after having been made aware of the insensitivity and inappropriateness of using Hitler and Holocaust imagery as a theme for his restaurant, the owner of 'Hitler's Cross,' Puneet Sablok, has decided to change its name and theme," said ADL National Director, Abraham H. Foxman.
In an earlier statement, ADL called upon Sablok to remove Hitler's name and the Nazi swastika from his restaurant.
After meeting with leaders of Bombay's Jewish community, Sablok said he realized that he made a mistake and agreed that a name and theme change was necessary for his restaurant.
ADL joins with the Bombay Jewish community in welcoming this decision.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.