Way to Go, Holiday Inn
The Holiday Inn in Dresden sent this letter to two members of the NPD, the neo-Nazi party that holds seats in the regional government of Saxony (of which Dresden is the capitol):
NPD Fraktion in Saxony Diet
H. Apfel and A. Delle
Dresden, 18th October 2007Re: Your room reservation in Holiday Inn Dresden
Dear Herr Apfel,
dear Herr Delle,
today we received your reservation for the 7th of November 2007 made via www.hotel.de and were surprised that you should have chosen to stay in an American hotel enterprise with a foreign-sounding name.
As you are not welcome in our house and because I cannot ask my employees to greet and serve you, we have asked www.hotel.de to cancel your reservation.
In the case that this not be possible for contractual reasons, I would like to point out to you that all proceeds taken in by our house through your custom will be donated immediately to the Dresden synagogue. Please view this as a modest compensation for the damages that your fellow ideologists did to the synagogue and to its members years ago.
A copy of this letter has been directed to the Dresden press.
In the hope that you find lodging more suitable and that we are spared your visit, we remain,
MACRANDER HOTELS GmbH & Co. KG
Johannes H. Lohmeyer
The original German text of the letter is available here: http://hpd-online.de/node/3033
This was brought to my attention by the funny, brilliant ad-copywriter Alexander Ardelean: www.ardelean.biz
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