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Nazi stamps

By: ELOISE WALTON

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GERMAN postal Company Deutsche Post has inadvertently issued stamps bearing the image of Adolf Hitler’s former deputy, Rudolf Hess.

A company spokesman said that 20 stamps with the image of Rudolf Hess next to a bouquet of flowers were printed as part of a service which allows clients to order custom-made envelopes.

“It is very unfortunate. But it happened,” the spokesman said. “I presume it came from the far-right scene. But those 20 envelopes won’t shake up German democracy.”

Rudolf Hess, who served as Hitler’s deputy was tried at Nuremberg for war crimes and sentenced to life in Berlin’s Spandau prison.