Friday, June 13, 2014

Repugnant transactions in Nazi memorabilia

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".

"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."

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