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NAZI MEMORABILIA are items of Nazi origin that are collected by museums and private individuals. Much of it comes from soldiers who collected small items as trophies during the Second World War .

CONTENTS

* 1 Scope * 2 Legal restrictions * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links

SCOPE

Examples of Nazi memorabilia
Nazi memorabilia
including attachments swastika flags , items with Nazi emblems such as SS Ehrendolchs (dress daggers), Nazi-era and other Nazi medals , and contemporary editions of Adolf Hitler 's Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf
.

LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

The sale of memorabilia is prohibited in some countries in Europe
Europe
. In the year 2000, in France
France
, the Internet portal site Yahoo!
Yahoo!
was sued by the Union of Jewish Students and the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism for "justifying war crimes and crimes against humanity" by allowing such memorabilia to be sold via its auction pages. Yahoo!'s response was to ban the sale of Nazi memorabilia through its website. In 2003, a court in Paris
Paris
cleared Yahoo!.

The auction website eBay has guidelines regarding Nazi memorabilia; certain items are allowed, certain items are restricted and certain items are prohibited. Ebay followed the policies of Yahoo fearing equal litigation and has since banned the Nazi swastika on anything sold on their auction website save for coins, stamps, or printed period literature such as magazines, books, or pamphlets. The sale of original and reproduction Holocaust
Holocaust
prisoner items continues unrestricted despite the ban on Nazi military and political items.

SEE ALSO

* Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
portal * Fascism portal

* LICRA v. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
* Militaria * Nazi chic

REFERENCES

* ^ http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/offensive.html

FURTHER READING

* Lumsden R. (2000). A Collector's Guide to Third Reich Militaria. Ian Allan Publishing. * Frederick J. Stephens Author of several Third Reich Militaria books * Marc Garlasco Author of a book on Third Reich militaria. * Suzie Thomas, Oula Seitsonen, Vesa-Pekka Herva Nazi memorabilia, dark heritage and treasure hunting as “alternative” tourism: understanding the fascination with the material remains of World War II in Northern Finland Lapland\'s Dark Heritage Project, University of Helsinki,