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Hitler Baby Poster In Montreal OK Now That Jewish Group Sees Show Slams Hatred

07/12/2012 03:40 EDT | Updated 07/12/2012 05:35 EDT
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MONTREAL -- A poster showing a baby with a Hitler moustache is staying up at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival.

The image had drawn the ire of B'nai Brith, with the group saying it conjured up disturbing memories of the Nazi Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered.

The poster promotes a French-language show whose title translates as ``The First Name.''

Just For Laughs says the show actually lambastes hatred and invited B'nai Brith members to see it.

Steven Slimovitch, a B'nai Brith spokesman, says the group has no problem with the poster now that it has seen the performance.

Just For Laughs says the poster is staying up.

Slimovitch says his organization was particularly sensitive because the poster appeared shortly after protesting Quebec students had been seen giving the Nazi salute to Montreal police.