Swastikas on Christmas tree decorations

Wartime Nazi Christmas decorations have sparked outrage after appearing on an online auction site.

The four Christmas tree baubles, described as “fancy,” are red with the Nazi Swastika painted in the centre of a white circle.

For sale on the Czech Republic website Aukro, the seller – who identifies himself as Anti95 and is from the town of Ceske Budejovice in the country’s south-west – says they are “original decorations used by SS units over 70 years ago” and are being offered at a starting price of £59.

“I offer Christmas decorations of SS units,” he wrote.

“The decorations are authentic and not damaged. Continue reading

The swastika is considered to be a sacred and positive image in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism but is commonly associated with Adolf Hitler and the murderous regime of the Nazi Party.

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