1 more shocking thing is that some of the items are even FANTASY!!Thats completly ignorant that someone is making items that never existed and sells them as originals
As for such arguments that these things belong in a museum, you could say that about a lot of Nazi militaria. Its worth pointing out also that e-bay allow concentration camp items to be sold, but not the sale of anything bearing the swastika.
And a quote from my blog, that more or less confirms what you said about the amount of fakes about
If there were as many German soldiers in WWII as there are reproductions of German badges on the market, the Allied forces would have been outnumbered 10000 to 1 in every battle they fought and we'd all be wearing leather shorts and speaking German right now
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
That's not right, bad production.
You get me wrong, I don't see anything wrong in collecting SS items. I am just making the point that it is they that are most closely linked to the death camps and all that went on, not to mention the extermination squads. So, for someone to think it rather sick to collect (genuine) concentration camp stuff but ok to collect SS memorabillia seems rather twisted logic to me.
The recent theft of the concentration camp sign was put down to 'collectors of nazi memorabillia' by the press. So in some quarters we collectors of nazi items are thought of as being a bit 'sick' in our choice of hobby. I knew from an early age of the death camps, my neighbour I knew when I was a child spent several years in one (I think it was Belsen) and she always had a haunted look about her.
I too met many SS veterans (and others) when I was stationed in Germany in the late 60's and early 70's. One I knew in particular was in 'Das Reich'. He was a great bloke, but we all know what that division did when advancing to Normandy. The person you see now is hardly ever the same as the person from years ago.
Just saw this today
Danish/Chilean "artist" Marco Evarisitti Supposedly bought a jar of goldteeth from an old austrian collector.
Marco then, in order for all of us to remember, made this gold plated model of you know what entrance.
Directly above the entrance theres a clock made with a rolex disc, just so that we don't forget swiss part in this whole ordeal.
The transport car supposedly holds some of the teeth, carved into skulls.
It's on exhibit on jan. 27, at Nikolaj Plads 10 Copenhagen Denmark, to celebrate holocaust day!
Heres a link in english about this "artist"
Danish Hollywood-Holocaust: Macabre Auschwitz exhibition made of Jewish tooth gold Balder Blog
I really wonder what he was thinking...
To me that is wrong in so many ways..
Totally agree..this it vulgar beyond belief
Have a suspicion that it's a hoax thou..but even then it's still gross.
Hopefully its a hoax,but still a sick 1 for a artist to make it up.I think hes only doing this for the money,last time i checked the trains that entered the camp didnt look like that