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Norwegian bank apologises for antisemitic credit card

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Norwegian bank DNB issued a credit card featuring the centuries-old antisemitic caricature of a hook-nosed Jew, wearing a kippah and a prayer shawl, rejoicing against the backdrop of gold coins, symbolising obsession with money. Following a complaint, the bank issued an apology: “We have been notified about a picture of a Visa card issued by us, with an anti-Semitic drawing of a Jew and found out that this was produced due to a system we have where clients can upload their own pictures and get them printed on their card. We have, however, strict guidelines for what kind of pictures that are allowed, and this control is manual. Unfortunately, our manual controls have failed in this particular case, and we are deeply sorry for that. This card should never have been printed. We will contact the client, block the card and issue a new neutral card to the customer. Please note that this is not a mass produced card, and the picture has been deleted from our system. We are very sorry for this, and hope you can convey our answer if you get questions about this.”


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