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Revelations on IKEA Founder's Nazi Past

In the U.S., the worst that can happen to a successful person who is seriously resolved to living their life on the straight and narrow, is that maybe something not very nice from their past will surface in the mass media.

Usually, it's some sort of crime, theft, perhaps, or a divorce or stint in rehab. But as long as it isn't something like pedophilia or murder, Americans can be very forgiving when skeletons occasionally pop out of the closet.

Not so in Europe, where some skeletons that pop out of the closet were also worn on the uniforms of a dead regime to which, God help these older Europeans if they once belonged.