Friday, June 13, 2014
Jason Poulos writes:
These two recent news items might interest you --
France's best-known association of Jewish groups, CRIF, had denounced the sale as "harming the memory of victims of Nazi barbarity"...the organisation said selling the objects would give them "unhealthy symbolic value that resembles cynicism and a form of moral indecency".
France auction house cancels Nazi memorabilia sale (BBC; 4/14/14)
"Major auctioneers limit sales of Nazi materials or ban it outright. Online auctioneer eBay Inc. doesn't allow posting any items for sale that were owned by Nazi leaders including Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goering or Heinrich Himmler. Representatives from Bonhams and Sotheby's auction houses said they don't deal in Nazi materials."
Sale of Items Linked to Hitler: Good Business or Bad Taste? (WSJ; 3/25/14)