Blogger Finds Nazi Skull Shirts at Wal-Mart

Posted on November 11, 2006

Bloggers that blog about finding something very unusual can sometimes receive a big traffic surge. That's what happened to the Bent Corner blog when they posted about finding t-shirts for sale at Wal-Mart that contained the Totenkopf or Death's Head symbol once worn by German Nazi SS members. The shirts also contain the year 1978 on them.

I stopped in at Wal-Mart today after I got off work. I had to pick up a few things. As I was walking past the men's clothing area, something caught my eye. I noticed something weird over at a wall of t-shirts. One of the t-shirts had a design on it that looked remarkably like something related to Nazis. Specifically, the Totenkopf or "Death's Head".

I took a picture of it with my camera phone.

The Death's Head symbol was worn by the members of the German Nazi SS. The Totenkopf on the Wal-Mart t-shirt looks very similar to the divisional insignia of the 3rd SS Division Totenkopf. As you can see, It's almost an exact copy.

Bent Corner received 55,000 visits in a single day from the Totenkopf post. The blogger at Bent Corner also says he received an email from Edelman, Walmart's PR firm, explaining that the Totenkopf t-shirts were stocked by mistake and that they would be quickly removed from Wal-Mart stores. In this same post, Bent Corner says that Wal-Mart isn't pulling the shirts fast enough and that gleeful teenage Nazi wannabes who saw his post have rushed out to Wal-Mart to buy the t-shirts.

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