Nazi-Themed Cafe In Indonesia Sparks Global Outrage, Reactions

nazi cafe in Bandung, Indonesia

From Detik News:

Owner of ‘Nazi’ café in Bandung: Simply Art, not Pro-Nazi

The usage of Nazi symbols in a cafe located at Bandung has become controversial. The cafe owner insists that the usage of these logos are not a matter of ideology since he does not adhere or support the actions of the Nazis during World War II.

swastika nazi logo in cafe

So why did he choose the Nazi logo for the café?

“It is simply part of pop culture with the theme of World War II from the Germany side. It is an art, not extremism and racism,” explained Henry Mulayana, the owner of Soldaten Kaffe.

soldaten-kaffee in Paris vs Bandung

Inside Soldaten Kaffe, located at Pasir Kaliki Street (Bandung), he claims that this theme was chosen solely based on his interest in the history of World War II. He has a special interest in the history of the controversial Nazi troops.

henry mulyana, the cafe owner

“The cafe is only promoting military history. It’s my hobby to explore World War II’s history but not its ideology,” he added while explaining that the name ‘Soldaten’ means soldier.

Nazi cafe owner Henry Mulyana’s press statement:

Comments from Kaskus:

Opick27:

Where is this café located? I want to visit it! =)

Tgdelonge:

I’m sure this conspiracy theory is started by the Americans so this cafe will be closed down!

Ukhti.gaga:

The café owner is such an idiot. Even the Germans hate Hitler!

AFP Story Indonesia-Germany-History-Nazi-WWII-war by Presi Mandari  This picture taken on July 16, 2013 shows the outside of the Soldatenkaffe "The Soldiers' Cafe" in Bandung. From a painting hung high on a blood-red wall, Adolf Hitler peers down on young students eating schnitzel and slurping German beer in Indonesia's Nazi-themed cafe

Daan:

I challenge any of you to open a café with a PKI (Indonesian Communist Party) theme!

Novi77:

Wow, so cool! If we visit the café, do we need to wear Hitler’s mustache as accessories too?

Monte Carlo:

I’m a Hitler fan! I even have all the books about Hitler!

nazi cafe owner, Henry Mulyana

Adhoez:

Why is the Nazi-theme café an issue while a book called Mein Kampf written by Hitler distributed freely?

CRAYCENT:

Business competition is fierce so that’s why the owner has to create some controversy, otherwise it might go bankrupt! Haha…

Esbatulembek:

As brutal as Hitler was, he was a great leader in his time!

Moriakh:

Does this café also have a gas chamber that was used during the Holocaust?

Saponda:

This café is only open in Indonesia but why are those foreigners so upset? This café simply has a Nazi theme, it’s not trying to promote the Nazi’s ideology. =(

Hobi_linux:

It’s very cool but we should be more considerate toward others. What if other countries create a café with a PKI [Indonesia Communist Party] theme? We wouldn’t want it to happen, right?

Fath:

No one cares about Nazism in Indonesia, unlike those foreigners.

Sniperz:

They should also have a U-Boat [military submarine] replica placed outside the café. Haha…

What do you think about this café’s theme? Do you think it is appropriate?

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  • Reila90

    What an idiot people Indonesian have.

  • Zappa Frank

    hahahaha… so stupid.. do they realize nazists would consider them barely humans, more close to monkeys..? or do they think to fit in the nazist’s idea o human “blonde and white”?

    I really do not understand this asian passion for nazism

  • lonetrey / Dan

    LOL Do they have Nazi Maids too?! I’ll only go if they’er available :D

    Jokes aside, the theme really is done in bad taste but I don’t feel like it’s truly offensive. Though, the tshirts casually sporting the Nazi symbol is a bit much haha

    • Marcus Muller

      Nazi maids..

      You just gave me an idea.. I shall open a Japanese restaurant that’s themed in WWII. The waitresses shall be comfort women and the bathrooms will be labelled as unit 731 testing chambers for men/women. Our specials will include human meat and radioactive rice.

      • lonetrey / Dan

        Oof, that would be a killer idea!

        … Perhaps not. :/

        • Marcus Muller

          Oh you’re right.. I forget I’m not a idiotic moron like this Indonesian guy.. So never mind, it’s not going to happen.. Though I won’t be surprised if someone took my idea and brought it to fruition.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

    What disturbs me more than the cafe (which, frankly, I don’t mind too much, but the Nazi military uniforms is pushing it entirely too far) is the fact that so many of the netizens actually SUPPORT Hitler. In a typical news story like this––on csmack, jcrush, or kbang––some public figure does something incredibly stupid and inconsiderate, and the netizens voice their disapproval and condemnation of the egregious offense. Not so here. Apparently these netizens think “Only the Jewish” should care about a man who not only eradicated 67% of Europe’s Jewish population, but for whom these 6 million Jewish deaths only comprised approximately half of the total civilians he killed.

    If some genocidal dictator invaded Indonesia and wiped out 67% of Indonesia’s Malay population, plus an equal amount of Bugis, Balinese, and Chinese Indonesians, would these netizens think that only foreigners––or only Malays/Bugis/Balinese/Chinese––should be enraged by that?

    Apparently Indonesia could use a little more education and empathy.

    • Zappa Frank

      Hitler did not just kill 6 milion jewish, he killed many more people as in camps about half population were jewish, bue there were gypsies, gays, politic oppositors, and so on.. Not to mention that causing a war he’s the reason for the death of many more people.
      But what make me laught is that if hitler belived that jewish were not white enough what would he think about asians? I disapprove with my all a white that support hitler, but a non-white that support hitler is madness.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

        “Apparently these netizens think “Only the Jewish” should care about a man who not only eradicated 67% of Europe’s Jewish population, but for whom these 6 million Jewish deaths only comprised approximately half of the total civilians he killed.”

        Not to be snarky; just want to clarify that I acknowledged that.

      • AndyLC

        >>But what make me laught is that if hitler belived that jewish were not white enough what would he think about asians?

        You want to know? Well Hitler’s thoughts on Asians has been written down by his secretary Herman Bormann when they were in the Berlin Bunker. You can find it online in various books with names like “Hitler’s Tabletalk”

        13th February 1945
        “Pride in one’s own race – and that does not imply contempt for other races – is also a normal and healthy sentiment. I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own. They have the right to be proud of their past, just as we have the right to be proud of the civilization to which we belong. Indeed, I believe the more steadfast the Chinese and the Japanese remain in their pride of race, the easier I shall find it to get on with them.”

        7th February 1945
        In them (Asians), the white races have imposed their will by force, and the influence they have had on the native inhabitants has been negligible; the Hindus have remained Hindus, the Chinese have remained Chinese, and the Moslems are still Moslems. There have been no profound transformations, and such changes as have occurred are less marked in the religious field, notwithstanding the tremendous efforts of the Christian missionaries, than in any other. There have been a few odd conversions the sincerity of which are open to considerable doubt-except, perhaps in the case of a few simpletons and mentally deficients.The white races did, of course, give some things to the natives, and they were the worst gifts that they could possibly have made, those plagues of our own modern world-materialism, fanaticism, alcoholism and syphilis. For the rest, since these peoples possessed qualities of their own which were superior to anything we could offer them, they have remained essentially unchanged.

        4th February 1945
        to tell the truth, I feel much more sympathetically inclined to the lowliest Hindu than to any of these arrogant islanders (Britain).

        2nd April 1945
        I am sure that the Japanese, the Chinese and the peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France, in spite of the fact that we are related by blood.

        ————–

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

          Sorry, but that’s a bunch of bullshit. If he really were so fond of the Chinese, he would not have allowed the Japanese to have slaughtered them by the millions.

          And if he was so sympathetic to even the “lowliest Hindu”, he probably would not have killed hundreds of thousands of Roma.

          Couple that with his apparent condemnation of “fanaticism”, and it’s hard to believe these were not written by some white nationalist well after WWII had ended, adding to the ample vaults of pseudo-history.

          • AndyLC

            I know, when I first read those qoutes I thought they were bullshit too, but I’ve tracked them down to their source
            Here’s Hitler’s thoughts on Japan invading China:

            1942, February 6th
            “…the Japanese would win the war, but that in the long run they’d be absorbed by the Chinese.”
            -from The Testament of Adolf Hitler. The Hitler-Bormann documents, February-April 1945. Edited by François Genoud. Translated from German by Colonel R.H. Stevens. With an introduction by H.R. Trevor-Roper.

            Now to be fair, this is a topic that isn’t really taught in western school systems so I’ll be sure to provide detailed refrences.

            Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was the former President of the Indian National Congress, who left his position to engage in the liberation of India from British imperialism. His key supporters was Germany, Hitler personally met with Bose in Berlin, shook his hand, and gave him military support (photo attached). Bose even married an Austrian woman in his stay in Europe.

            A book on Bose even features a quotation that an Indian in Germany attributes to Hitler:

            “You (Indians) are fortunate having been born in a country of glorious cultural traditions and a colossal manpower. I am impressed by the burning passion with which you and your Netaji seek to liberate your country from foreign domination. Your Netaji’s status is even greater than mine. While I am the leader of eighty million Germans, he is the leader of 400 million Indians. In all respects he is a greater leader and a greater general than myself. I salute him, and Germany salutes him. It is the duty of all Indians to accept him as their führer and obey him implicitly. I have no doubt that if you do this, his guidance will lead India very soon to freedom.”
            -Sopan, pseud., Ed., Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. His Life and Work., Bombay, Azad Bhandar, 1946, pp. 281-282, 284

            Bose’s Free India army was vital for post WW2 britain’s withdrawl from India. Attempts to censor their existence and quietly imprison these “traitors to Britain” failed when word got out and Indian armies who shed Indian blood for Britain began to riot.

            You also have some very active Nazi supporters who very openly praised Indian culture, such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitri_Devi, a French/English woman who changed her name to an Indian one, moved to India, married an Indian man who supported Bose’s Free India army.

            Now to make it clear, the holocaust is indeed a grave atrocity, I don’t deny that, it’s impossible to deny it due to the FACTS and DOCUMENTATION of its occurance. So just the same, I have facts and documentation of German WW2 activity in Asia that most westerners just don’t learn about in school.

            Thanks for your time :)

    • lonetrey / Dan

      I mean, the US government really went to town on the Native Americans, and they’re still glorified today.

      I think the education and empathy should indeed be taught, but also the perspective that Hitler is a bad person from the PAST should be kept in mind. Supporting him and taking him lightly are two different things.

      As to which one this Nazi cafe is doing, I feel like they’re only “taking the idea of Hitler and genocide too lightly”, rather than “support his cause and ideas”.

      The netizen comments support his strengths and not his weaknesses. His leadership and charisma were acknowledged to be great (at first before he started losing it). But there’s nothing in there that says what he and the Nazis did was RIGHT.

      To clarify more (TL;DR!), the overall impression I get from the summary of all the Indonesian netizen comments is “Oh, I’m impressed by how effective/good Hitler was at commanding people, but I don’t agree with what he used it for.”

      Also, “We don’t care about outsider opinions, and we won’t make the effort to look like we care!” >_>;

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

        In my opinion, comments like these:

        “I’m a Hitler fan! I even have all the books about Hitler! Long live Hitler!”

        “As brutal as Hitler was, he was a great leader in his time!”

        …are both reprehensible, even though the latter is what you were talking about (i.e., extolling his “strengths” and making too light of his “weaknesses”). Casting a blind eye to his pro-genocide agenda isn’t much better than actively supporting his pro-genocide agenda. After all, I doubt most Germans were explicitly pro-genocide––it was a mixture of them not knowing and/or not caring that allowed Hitler to do what he did. Much has been said about dangers of apathy:

        “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

        “Your silence is construed as approval.”

        In my opinion, calling someone a “great leader” demonstrates an approving moral judgement as well as an objective assessment of the ability to command others.

        I don’t mean to put you on the spot, btw. I understand what you’re saying, but I just think it’s sad that the world is so eager and willing to ignore or even mock the tragedies of its past––whether it be the Holocaust, its equivalent Soviet variants, the Great Leap Forward, or any thousands of other instances of unnecessary mass bloodshed. These tragedies should be a shared memory of all of humankind––not merely confined to the direct ancestors of the victims involved.

      • AndyLC

        Thanks for the explanation, but it’s going to fall on deaf ears who aren’t hear to learn, but judge others by their pre-set viewpoints.

    • OMG

      What do you expect from these Indonesians? Some of these people massacred so many Chinese people in Jakarta during the 1995 riot…the Indonesian government has been committing genocide on the Chinese population in Indonesia for the longest time.

    • Cervello

      The Nazi military uniforms wore by Indonesian Reenactor Community, they have no affiliation with the cafe but invited to come on opening day 2 years ago.

      This is a website about German Reenactor Community,
      yes it’s Italian Fascism Flag. (keep in mind they’re not supporter, just reenactor community)
      http://www.wk2-reenactment.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=8884&sid=0b446b7087d2eac2b30aec15ae46abc5

      And this is where you can buy Nazis memorabilia,
      oh look, it’s on ebay. (this doesn’t mean ebay is Nazi supporter)
      http://stores.ebay.com/Sieg-1940-Militaria?_rdc=1
      http://www.1944militaria.com/

      The “FACT that so MANY netizens” of whom you said support Hitler is… 3 out of 14. Let’s break them down.

      1) Monte Carlo:
      Indoboom version
      - ane malah ngefans ama Hitler! semua buku tentang hitler ane punya! Hitler selamanya!
      - I’m a Hitler fan! I even have all the books about Hitler! Long live Hitler!
      http://www.kaskus.co.id/show_post/51e892f041cb17b068000007/43/
      Kaskus version
      - ane malah ngefans ama Hitler, semua buku tentang hitler ane punya.
      - I’m a Hitler fan, I even have all the books about Hitler.

      Do you see “Hitler selamanya! = Long live Hitler!” ?

      2) Esbatulembek:
      Indoboom version
      - Sejahat-jahatnya hitler, doi org yang hebat pada masanya!
      - As brutal as Hitler was, he was a great leader in his time!
      http://www.kaskus.co.id/show_post/51e8aa5d8027cfb966000007/120/
      Kaskus version
      - Sejahat-jahatnya hitler
      doi org yang hebat pada masanya

      The translation is the same, and as you can see eventhough he said Hitler is a great man in his time, he also acknowledge that Hitler=evil. Jahat=evil on Google translate.

      3) Fath:
      Indoboom version
      - Di indonesia mah nazi ngak seheboh di luar sana, Yahudi doank peduliin amat.
      - No one cares about Nazism in Indonesia, unlike those foreigners. Only the Jewish should care.
      http://www.kaskus.co.id/show_post/51e8b71b611243db13000006/143/
      Kaskus version
      - Di indonesia mah nazi ngak seheboh di luar sana
      - In Indonesia, Nazism not as controversy as abroad.

      Last but ABSOLUTELY NOT LEAST. WHERE THE HELL did the author got “ONLY THE JEWISH SHOULD CARE” from???

      If the person said above edit and change the post, there should be time stamp, example:
      http://www.kaskus.co.id/show_post/51e89abc8227cfdf61000004/67/
      But nooo… all of the posts above stood there since July 19, UNCHANGE.

      Translation mistake? There’s nothing to be translate!
      THE AUTHOR ADD THINGS UP by himself.

      This thread on Kaskus has 2034 posts (102 pages) since it’s open in July 19, you can see disturbing pictures about Nazi holocaust in there as example of majority netizens disapproval, curse, and condemnation. YES! The netizens also FAIL to see that the cafe does NOT support ideology, extremism, NOR racism; as it’s posted on their website. http://www.soldatenkaffee.com/aboutus.php
      Thus the cafe permanently close now.

      Last note:
      I’m not saying there’s no stupid/ignorant people on the thread, because there’s ALWAYS that kind of people in every country but certainly it’s NOT the majority in this matter.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

        Interesting, and strange. Thank you, Cervello. I wonder if Stev, the translator of this indoboom article, could perhaps explain the apparent discrepancies. Also, usually on sites like csmack/jcrush/kbang, the posts featured are those that have received the most upvotes. From what I can tell, kaskus doesn’t use a voting system, so I wonder if Stev or any indoboom staff could explain on what basis these particular comments were chosen, especially out of a thread that’s currently aggregated over 2,000 comments.

        • Cervello

          Yea, I prefer the vote system too, so that we all can see what kind of comment got the most vote.
          Who knows maybe the comments here (indoboom) are actually right.

          It doesn’t bother me if it was purely a translation mistake, but this one add a new sentence, a racist one!

          Anyway, thank you for the acknowledgement.

          • steven_iB

            Hi Guys,

            First of all, I would like to acknowledge Carvello’s detailed analysis on some of the comments. Job well done, you are clearly a detailed oriented person! =)
            We received this article (along with the chosen sets of comments) from another contributor. My role is simply as the translator and I did not add my own personal opinion. We apologize for any misinterpretation and have removed those sentences from the post.

            As Kaskus has no voting system, the comments chosen are usually subjective and based on the general tone of the forum. We tend to pick the most ‘interesting’ comments that generate separate discussion or early comments that set the common consensus among other netizens. Hope that answer your question, but of course future suggestions are welcome.

    • AndyLC

      Matt, are you disgusted by the Union Jack?
      Does Winston Churchill’s name make you grimace at the evils he’s committed?

      If not, then you’re ignorant of how millions of Asians (mostly India) feel about the atrocities of British imperialism and the racist Churchill. But unlike Nazi Germany, it’s the same British government around today that committed atrocities across Asia.

      But you probably don’t feel this way, due to your lack of education on non western history, and perhaps lack of empathy for non-europeans.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/VictimOfBoredom Matt

        To an extent, I am disgusted by all flags. Winston Churchill’s name does not make me “grimace”, but then again, neither does Hitler’s. I do not idolize Winston Churchill, and nowhere in my comment did I say, “But the British imperialists were awesome.”, so please spare me your out-of-your-ass-derived assumptions that I’m some sort of apologist for Britain’s imperial past; that I lack education on non-Western history; or that I lack “empathy for non-Europeans”, all of which you concluded based on the fact that I––God forbid––oppose Nazism and the Holocaust.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    How does a restaurant themed on a dictatorship even work?

    “Ach! You vill be seated! You will order the potato pancakes! Und you vill enjoy it!”

    • donscarletti

      If you’re ever in Beijing, go to “Goryeo Restaurant” (“高丽饭店“ in Chinese), it’s a North Korean themed restaurant, with propaganda videos on the TV, pictures of fatty Kim I and II and is staffed by lovely North Korean waitresses who present traditional Korean cultural performances every evening.

  • Marcus Muller

    You’d think that a WWII Germany themed restaurant would pop up in a country that has high rates of right wing white conservatism.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHAVPD_4Hjo

    Look at this video and how many idiots are supporting this restaurant. Their arguments is basically we think Nazi’s are all murders when in fact they recruited various ethnic groups of troops. Therefore they aren’t racist and deserved to be loved.. LOL.

    • AndyLC

      Do british imperialist themed lounges and restaurants disgust you too?

      • Marcus Muller

        Yup they sure do. Quite pretentious and arrogant. I’ll stick to my pubs thank you very much.

  • GUEST

    Not surprised they’re defending this, look what they’re doing in West Papua.

  • Guest

    Those netizen comments are horrifying. Have they been educated in what the Nazis did and what they stood for?

    I hope they know that Hitler and the Nazis would consider then sub-human and would have tried to eradicate then.

    • Zappa Frank

      the study of recent history in asia is, mostly, a huge fail… look on japan crush what they think about the 2nd WW..

  • Mihel

    I bet Adolf must be rolling in his grave with all those non-aryans wearing nazi uniforms.
    TOO BAD.

    Jokes aside, I think they probably don’t realize the concept of nazi racial purity doesn’t include asians.
    I guess the racial conflict in WW2 is a side of the story that is never explained to them; probably they think nazi hated jews only because of their religion/wealth, and not for their race as well.

    • AndyLC

      >>I bet Adolf must be rolling in his grave with all those non-aryans wearing nazi uniforms.

      No. Plenty of non whites have donned the uniforms of Nazi Germany. The Republic of China had officers trained in Germany, including Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek’s son.

      • OMG

        Except his uniform was that of the wehrmacht, most of those idiots’ uniforms were that of the Waffen SS, two different organizations. The veterans from the wehrmacht are receiving German public pensions for their services, and Waffen SS aren’t, because they were deemed as a criminal organization. And Chiang’s son went there for its military training not for Nazi’s ideological training. The idiots in the picture on the top of this page aren’t from any similar military backgrounds and probably knew nothing about the real history behind WW2 and how Republic of China’s relationship was with Germany at the time…they weren’t so much as ideological allies but more like a “teacher to student” relationship trying to train the army of ROC for an eventual showdown with the Imperial Japanese army.

        • Mog

          Yeah, the Chinese were counting on Nazi Germany to negotiate peace between them and Japan

          • OMG

            Well, that’s Wang Jing-Wei, a traitor deemed by the KMT government under Chiang’s command. All of the “secret” negotiations between the true KMT government during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War were mostly started by the Japanese politicians themselves. Chiang never agreed to any peace negotiations with Japan, he knew the Japanese will go back on their deal anyways, because the Japanese civilian government can’t control the IJA and the Kwantung Army at all. The IJA and Kwantung Army formed their own clique and power-base in order to let Hideki Tojo to become a Prime Minister of Japan. Oh and Wang Jing-Wei was Chiang’s most bitter enemy, Chiang tried to persuade Wang to leave for France, but instead Wang joined up with the Japanese to form the Shanghai Nationalist Collaboration government, while the REAL ROC was based the Chongqing.

        • Mighty曹

          I have a book on WWII German uniforms and it’s difficult for me to discern the difference on this photo. Kudos to you!

          • OMG

            Well, Chiang Wei-Kuo was a very accomplished student in the German military academy. He was even selected to be trained in the elite German Alpine Troops (Gebirgsjäger) and eventually became one of the top sharpshooters in his class. I recall he was in German Armour formation before being called back to China to get ready to fight the IJA and the Kwantung Army.

  • PixelPulse

    Im pretty sure that dressing up as Nazis isnt part of Germanys pop culture nor is it art in any way.

  • Mighty曹

    How about an Imperial Japanese Army themed coffee house for the fond memories of the Japanese occupation in which hundreds of thousands of Indonesians who died as forced laborers. Not to mention sexual slaves too.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      What about a slavery cafe where all workers are blacks and all decked out in cuffs and chains?

      • Mighty曹

        That’s McDonald’s.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          Damn son, da brothas gonna cut you son.

    • Mog

      A book about the Japanese who fought for Indonesian liberation came out recently. Indonesia is pretty forgiving of their former invaders.

      • Mighty曹

        That’s the general initial feeling throughout colonized Asia. All thought the Asian power came to ‘liberate’ them from the European colonial masters.

        • OMG

          Yeah…so much for the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere…

    • Alice S

      Heavy things would fall to commemorate Indonesians dying in the occupation. Customers/people who have come to take a look can be kidnapped and forced to work to remember the fond memories of forced labour. The customers that were lucky enough not to meet such misfortunes would never receive their food to experience the nostalgic memories of the long days of starvation. Female customers can be raped at any time. Customers can be kidnapped and dumped to another of the beautiful islands Indonesia has (Did anyone remember the fun times those Javanese labourers had when they were dying on the Streets of Singapore?).

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  • Thatguywiththemoustache

    I still don’t understand what’s the big deal..

    Sure, The Holocaust and all… but to bash and death threatening the owner? For opening a cafe with an “interesting” theme like this?

    People are overly sensitive these days… It’s just a cafe, ffs… not a nazi worshipping cult den(or is it?)..

    A place to chill,drink,eat,dine,hangout, whatever…with a theme…which may not be cheerful or comfy for some people… but suddenly they are the bad guys..

    I mean, sure the interior design is “okay”, at best. But there’s nothing hateful “fascist” about it…

    But then…No one would open a PKI themed cafe….In indonesia…

    And then…you could open one in the states and no one gives a shit unless it’s an indonesian…

    Still…it’s just a fucking cafe

    #endrant

    • Thor

      Read what Mighty wrote a few lines over your comment about the imperial Japanese Army theme coffee house.

    • Mighty曹

      Indonesia being a predominantly muslim country, to have a business like this is a slap in the face to the Jews around the world.

    • Agus Dwikarna

      I would say that because the European theater of World War II was a distant event for Indonesians. We have no “historical burden” (Bahasa: beban sejarah) for it. The same can’t be said with the Dutch colonial administration and the Japanese military occupation.

      That, and the cafe patrons were just looking for an excuse to wear World War II German uniforms, which were bad-ass looking in my opinion, compared to the uniforms of Allies soldiers, or even Japanese and Italian ones. In short, they just want to look cool. Or at least they think they look cool in those uniforms.

  • The Enlightened One

    Well then, I just lost respect for Indonesians.

    Why don’t I just put up a “Khmer Rouge” cafe? That would be fun! They had a nice hip style to them, didn’t they?

    Or how about building a real “Hotel Rwanda” and showing images related to that incident?

    No no I got it, I really enjoyed the culture behind the Tianmen Square incident.. that would be a superb restuarant theme.

    Assholes.

  • takashimio

    even I, as Indonesian, didn’t know about this

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