The owner of a Nazi-themed cafe in central Indonesia has decided to permanently close down amid intense pressure from home and abroad.
Henry Mulyana, who ran the Soldatenkaffee in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung, met with local authorities Monday who asked that he change the name and theme of his cafe. Mulyana said he is considering his options, but will not reopen the Soldatenkaffee cafe.
The cafe had operated since 2011, but recent media reports about its Nazi-related memorabilia, including a red wall with a portrait of Adolf Hitler and a flag with a swastika symbol, have prompted angry responses from foreigners and Indonesians.
Mulyana had insisted that he was not pro-Nazi but that he was instead using the decorations to attract customers.