A photo shows a colouring book with an image of Adolf Hitler bought at the Dutch store Kruidvat by Ray Vervloed in Pijnacker, the Netherlands, on April 5, 2017

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A number of dozen of the ‘color by numbers’ books had been bought earlier than the difficulty got here to mild

A Dutch retailer has been pressured to apologise after it unwittingly bought a colour-by-numbers e-book that includes Adolf Hitler.

The dictator was pictured making a Nazi salute and carrying a Swastika armband.

Kruidvat, the Dutch drugstore chain stocking it, stated they “deeply regretted the incident” and instantly withdrew the product.

The e-book was produced in India and it’s stays unclear why Hitler was included.

“My suspicion is that the person who created the colouring e-book obtained a e-book of well-known folks out of the closet and chosen a pair, which sadly included Adolf Hitler. Perhaps he didn’t acknowledge him,” a spokesperson for the Belgian writer Trifora told local media.

The writer defined the e-book, Kleuren op Code, included important historic figures resembling Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln.

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“It’s a nasty mixture of circumstances. We test the e-book on translations, however don’t test all of the colouring photos,” the spokesperson stated.

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One father was pictured along with his daughter’s e-book, which he purchased not realising Hitler was included.

The Dutch retailer was solely alerted after the e-book had gone on sale and shocked dad and mom started posting feedback on social media.

One guardian posted a picture of the web page with the caption: “Good, your colouring e-book!”

One other buyer referred to as it a “shame” on the corporate’s Fb web page.

Kruidvat stated it was solely on sale for half a day and was instantly faraway from cabinets when the issue got here to mild.

The corporate stated it was investigating how the picture ended up within the e-book and was providing full refunds to clients who purchased copies.