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.
Nazi memorabilia includes attachments with swastika flags, items with
Nazi emblems such as SS Ehrendolchs (dress daggers), Nazi medals, and
contemporary editions of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.
1 Legal restrictions
2 See also
4 External links
The sale of memorabilia is prohibited in some countries in Europe. In
2000, in France, the Internet portal site
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 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 prisoner items continues
unrestricted despite the ban on Nazi military and political items.
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