Talk:Ukrainian manufacturer preparing to sell Adolf Hitler dolls

Latest comment: 4 years ago by SVTCobra in topic Post-publish rename
Correction — May 3, 2008
This article has been retracted. This article has been deemed a hoax. Please see the follow up article, Hitler doll story found to be hoaxed, for more information.

Hitler doll - false and misleading anti-Ukrainian propaganda


The source information on which your article is based is inaccurate anti-Ukrainian propaganda.

The doll is manufactured in Taiwan, not Ukraine. They are not being "stocked in supermarkets"; *one* was found in a speciality shop. The saleswoman quoted in the article said nothing of the sort of things she was attributed with having said. The idea of a further line of Nazi souvenirs was the imaginings of the original author of the story uncovering the doll's existence in Ukraine, as in a horrific, "what next?" scenario ( - Dzerkalo Tyzhdnia, in Ukrainian.)

In fact, this exact same Taiwanese doll is for sale in the UK ( and in America (

There is detailed information about how this story came to be twisted into a slander against Ukraine, one posted by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group ( and a more detailed analysis by the Ukrainian Archive (

This "story" has already been retracted by the BBC, the Daily Telegraph and most recently by The Philadelphia Trumpet (

Please do the right thing and replace your current article with a similar apology, which you will note the Trumpet has placed on it's front page (

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 11:55, 3 May 2008 (UTC)Reply


What do you guys think about the removal of the BC link since it is now broken, even though the story is based on it, IMO it serves no purpose if it is dead, but there is a concern that it should stay, so I figured it would be best to get some consesus, hopefully, here.--Ryan524 - (talk) 01:36, 6 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Talking with the editor who put the link back we have reached an agreement that we should put a notice letting readers know the source has been removed. {{Source offline}} has been created for this purpose. This article also needs the {{archived}} tag.-Ryan524 - (talk) 03:00, 6 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
  Done, Cirt - (talk) 23:18, 6 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Post-publish rename


{{rename}} Another typo in the title: Ukranian manufacturer preparing ... should be Ukrainian manufacturer preparing ... --SVTCobra 16:56, 23 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Done. I know this article from curation over the years; ought to have noticed the typo. --Pi zero (talk) 17:11, 23 August 2019 (UTC)Reply
Don't feel bad. At least you aren't responsible for the typo. Cheers, --SVTCobra 17:22, 23 August 2019 (UTC)Reply
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