By Ruth Ellen Gruber, February 4, 2010
Italy’s best-selling iPhone app is a collection of speeches by the country’s Second World War dictator Benito Mussolini, now withdrawn from sale.
The success of the “iMussolini” app sparked media debate and protests from Holocaust survivors.
“iMussolini” was launched on Italy’s iTunes store on January 21, less than a week before Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is widely marked in Italy. Three days later, it topped the Italian iPhone app sales list.
The app contained audio, video and text of more than 100 speeches of Mussolini dating back to 1914.