Achtung! Chula students celebrate graduation with Hitler

By Coconuts Bangkok July 12, 2013 / 15:45 ICT
Mural at Chulalongkorn University with Hitler

Hot on the heels of Bangkok's Hitler Fried Chicken comes Hitler Chulalongkorn University.

Students at the Thai school have erected a massive graduation mural in the middle of their campus that inexplicably features an image of the German dictator heiling.

The banner was first hung up two days ago, according to our tipster who would only identify himself as, "a concerned and incredulous American student studying the language and culture of Thailand."

Coconuts readers might ask - why would students at Thailand's most prestigious academic institution create such a mural? Good question.

The answer is probably embedded on the mural itself. Accompanying the Führer are superheroes like the Hulk, Superman, Captain America, Batman and Ironman. Our hunch is a hapless scholar Googled the term 'superman' and somehow confused it with Nietzsche's concept of Übermensch of which Hitler was a well-known fan.

Or perhaps we're giving the kids too much credit. There's only so much that can be blamed on lost in translation and this kind of stupid requires a level of ignorance that is difficult to fathom.

Either way it's a sure sign that Chula needs to have their students read some fucking history books.

 

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