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Nazi Christmas tree decorations used by the SS go on sale; spark fury

Original Nazi Christmas tree decorations evoked fury this week when a Czech Republic website listed them for sale.

The “fancy” red balls with a swastika painted on them are described on the Aukro auction site as “made of blown glass . . . in original colours and good condition,”

Nazi Ball

“These are very precious pieces. The offer is for collecting purposes only,” the listing says.

As a disclaimer the seller wrote “I am not a member of any movement aimed at suppressing human rights and freedoms or such which promotes national , racial or class hatred towards another group of people , or do not support such a movement !!!!!! !!”

The auction began with a starting bid of $92.39, and to the people of the Czech Republic, annexed by Hitler in 1938, insult has been added to injury.

Nazi Decorations

“It makes me sick. My granddad would cry if he saw this. It is incredible that we have something like this here now,” wrote Jana Bodinkova, on the site’s Facebook page.

“This  is absolutely disgraceful. My grandparents fought in the resistance against the Nazis and remember the atrocities committed by the SS,” wrote Vaclav Ceska, according to Mail Online.

“These disgusting decorations should be destroyed, not preserved,” Jozsef Helmeczy posted on Facebook. “Are you kidding me? I would forbid it.”

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Carmine Sabia

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