A director of Southgate Auction Rooms has declared that “A lot of Jewish people actually buy Nazi memorabilia” in response to being caught auctioning Nazi propaganda.
Jim Noland made the comment when asked by the Enfield Independent.
Two election posters, one declaring “Only Hitler”, were adorned with swastikas and were listed for auction last week. One of the posters was sold for £90 and the other is still listed on the Southgate Auction Rooms’ website.
The sale of Nazi memorabilia is illegal in a host of countries but not in Britain. However, established British auction houses, refuse to sell Nazi memorabilia as does online auction site eBay.
Robert Dulin, the chairman of the Southgate Progressive Synagogue, told the Enfield Independent: “I think it’s despicable not only that people auction it, but that people buy these things. I’d understand if it was in a museum as they are historical artefacts – but for someone to want something associated with such a regime is unthinkable.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism strongly opposes the sale of Nazi memorabilia.