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Mexico City youth agency apologizes after Goebbels tweet

May 27, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s youth department has apologized for tweeting out a miniature history lesson on Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels that carried the hashtag #happysunday.

The city’s Youth Institute has removed the post on “the father of propaganda” and apologized. It says that it’s committed to tolerance and that its periodic history capsules try to generate historical memory without exalting any ideology.

The Mexico Jewish community’s central committee published a letter Monday condemning the infographic.

Compounding the embarrassment is the fact that the face shown in the graphic was that of writer H.P Lovecraft, not Goebbels.

A few days earlier, the institute published an explanatory graphic on which countries made up the Axis powers during World War II. This year is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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