One of the largest auctions of Nazi memorabilia seen in Australia has been condemned as “grisly and twisted” by the Anti-Defamation Commission.
Perth-based JB Military Antiques have listed at least 23 Nazi items for sale at its October 18 auction, including a Nazi German Army officer’s dagger featuring the swastika symbol that is expected to fetch almost $1000.
More than 130 other German World War II military artefacts have also been listed, including German and English editions of Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf and a S.S. officer’s sword and scabbard that is expected to sell for up to $2600.
Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich told NCA NewsWire the number and range of Nazi memorabilia was “quite astonishing” and was one of the largest auctions he’d seen in Australia.
“JB Military Antiques should rename this perverse mega auction to ‘A tribute day to celebrate, glorify and honour Adolf Hitler and