iPhone App Causes Uproar with Holocaust Survivors
An iPhone application which incorporates speeches from Italian wartime dictator, Benito Mussolini has been condemned by a US based group of Holocaust survivors who say the iPhone app is “an insult to the memory of all victims of Nazism and Fascism,” reports an article on the AFP.
The VP pf the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, Elan Steinberg has said that the iPhone app is a disgrace and a surrender to crass commercialism, and that they are protesting to Apple as they are responsible.
Luigi Marino, the creator of ‘iMussolini for the iPhone’ says Italians are downloading the app at a rate of 1000 per day and it features video, text and audio of Mussolini’s speechs, and is reportedly the best-selling iPhone app on Italy’s iTunes App Store.
Steinberg also remarked that the iPhone app should be condemned for its offence to decency and conscience. Apparently some users have posted fascist slogans on the app’s page in the App Store, and Apple has said although they will not remove the app they will delete any offending comments.