Nazi figurines for sale on French website
Matthew Warren · 2 Jan 2012, 09:59
Published: 02 Jan 2012 09:59 GMT+01:00
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The site "Figurines 12 Pouces" ("12-inch figurines") withdrew its models of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring after an official complaint from BNCVA (Bureau national de vigilance contre l'antisémitisme), an organisation that fights anti-semitism,
On Monday morning a miniature head of Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, was still for sale on the site. A figurine of senior officer Erwin Rommel was also available for €119.90 ($155).
Libération newspaper reported that the BNVCA accused the site of "apologising for criminals and a criminal organisation."
Regional newspaper Ouest France said that the site's owner, Christine Delsirié, is married to a senior police officer in the police in the north west Brittany town of Dinéault.
The site reported that the company hosting the site, Paris-based Planet-Work, confirmed it had received notice of the complaint.
"At the moment we received the warning, our client withdrew the disputed objects," said the company. "Perhaps she didn't understand the impact of what she was selling."
Libération quoted BNVCA president, Sammy Ghozlan, as saying it was the first time a site had been found selling Nazi memorabilia in France.