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Swastika ‘Holocauster’ Ride Shutdown At German Theme Park

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A new attraction at a German amusement park called Alderflug or “Eagle’s Flight” will reportedly be shutdown amid backlash among visitors claiming the ride resembles giant swastikas.

Video of spinning swastikas, which lifted riders into the
sky over the Black Forest town of Löffingen in Tatzmania amusement park, went
viral earlier this month after footage of the ride was posted on Reddit, where
the platform’s users dubbed the ride the “Holocauster.”

Germany has outlawed the public display of Swastikas and symbols
of the Nazi Party since the founding of the country’s democracy after World War
II. Violators of the law face up to three years in prison.

The owner of the park, Rüdiger Braun, maintains he was
unaware the ride contained the offensive design and has recommended removing
one of the “spinning eagles” to get “this problem under control.”

“We didn’t notice the gondolas are in the form of a swastika,”
he told the Bild, a local newspaper. “ It wasn’t obvious from the manufacturer’s
sketches.”

The name of the ride, “Eagle’s Flight” also raised suspicions,
as the eagle was notoriously used in Nazi iconography.

“I would like to emphasize that I would like to apologize
with all form to all persons who feel disturbed and insulted by our design,”
Braun told the European Broadcasting Union, according to German
broadcaster DW.