Danish online shop stops selling Nazi-themed items
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s largest online sale website has removed Nazi-themed items from its store, including 12 Christmas baubles, bought in Lithuania by a Dane who wanted to sell them for 10,000 kroner ($1,520).
DBA spokeswoman Sofie Folden Lund said Friday “we have now chosen to exclude Nazi items” because they “may seem offensive.”
Possession and sale of Nazi-themed items is not illegal in Denmark.
Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten daily said a search of the word “Nazi” brought up 178 items on DBA Friday morning.
Claus Dalsborg, who bought the baubles earlier this year, says he understands why they are being removed from the site.
Dalsborg said the baubles, featuring a swastika and the symbols of Nazi Germany’s notorious Waffen-SS “were so grotesque that I had to buy them” when he found them at a flea market.