Hitler memorabilia auction sale ‘hugely disrespectful’

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Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl  has described the proposed auction in Belfast of a pencil supposedly  belonged to Adolf Hitler as “distressing, disturbing and hugely disrespectful” to the families of Holocaust victims.

Marie said: “Those with loved ones who suffered or died in the Holocaust find it distressing, disturbing and hugely disrespectful that sales of any Nazi memorabilia are appearing at auction. These items have no place in our country other than inside the walls of a museum or other institution where they can be used to teach about the results of antisemitism.”

 

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