The Canberra Times has a piece on the roaring trade in Nazi memorabilia being done at the Canberra Antiques Centre in Fyshwick by one Virgo Lentzkow.
- “The Canberra Antiques Centre in Fyshwick hosts a collection of Third Reich memorabilia which includes Iron Cross badges, flags and swastika-emblazoned daggers…
Mr Lentzkow, who owns the collection in the Fyshwick store, said Canberra had a large market for the items thanks to the presence of the Australian War Memorial.
He has been selling the controversial antiques since a trip to Europe three years ago, and said the relative rarity of German war memorabilia increased its value.”
So should there be a law agin’ it?
My own view is that people should be free to buy and sell this stuff if that’s what they want to do, partly because it makes it easier to see them for what they are. But the Canberra Antiques Centre can forget about ever seeing a dollar of mine.