Group Wants Austrian Shop Charged for Nazi Cakes

VIENNA (AP) - A Holocaust awareness group wants Austrian prosecutors to press charges against a pastry shop for allegedly making cakes with Nazi themes.

The Mauthausen Committee says the bakery, located in the village of Maria Enzersdorf, features photos of cakes in its folders for clients that are "decorated" with swastikas and other Nazi era symbols.

A woman who answered the phone at the shop declined to comment and said the owner was not immediately available.

Erich Habitzl, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office in Wiener Neustadt, confirmed receipt of the group's request Tuesday but said it was too early to comment.

Austrian law bans the glorification of the Nazi era and attempts to diminish, deny or justify the Holocaust.

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